Past Events

StandWithUs UK honours UK Student Leaders in the Presence of Ambassador Mark Regev

StandWithUs UK hosted over 200 people at its annual event in Central London. Ambassador Mark Regev gave an opening address, in which he praised the work of StandWithUs on social media and in combating Israel Apartheid Week. He was followed by keynote speaker Colonel Miri Eisin, the former Spokesperson for the Prime Minister of Israel. She spoke about the new strategy challenges in the Middle East, as well as paying tribute to those outside of Israel on the front-lines in the battle against misinformation and demonisation. Colonel Eisin then presented awards to three student leaders – Devora Khafi, Saul Yardley and Sam Alfasi. Every attendee at the event was given a copy of the new StandWithUs booklet about the Balfour Declaration, available online here.

StandWithUS UK holds its first Scottish Students Conference in Glasgow

Thirty students gathered from across the faiths, politics, and ethnicities drawn from Glasgow, Strathclyde and Edinburgh, including a small delegation of London students for an exciting and very successful conference.Inspirational speaker Smadar Bakovic ended her campus speaking tour co-hosted by UKLFI and StandWithUs UK at this Conference, empowering and inspiring students to engage in the fight back. She showed them how it is possible to win using her own experiences at Warwick to demonstrate that even seemingly impossible odds can be beaten. Other speakers included MSPs Jackson Carlaw and John Mason, Jonathan Turner from UKLFI, Professor David Stone, StandWithUs UK Board Member and Sammy Stein of Glasgow Friends of Israel. The students were treated to a delicious lunch and to a variety of sessions, that included information relating to political and legal engagement and support, as well as ways to counter the Israel detractors. The Conference highlighted that the students are not alone in fighting this battle and showcased the range of support they can draw upon, including each other.  We were gratified that John Mason MSP remained at the Conference to listen to the students talking about their campus experiences of antisemitism and Israel hatred.

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