The Israeli Embassy in London has issued a scathing condemnation of reports of rampant anti-Semitism within a left-wing student society in Oxford University, as Britain’s Labour Party says it backs an official inquiry. It comes after the head of Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) resigned when the Club endorsed Israel Apartheid Week, saying he had come to realize that “OULC and the student left in Oxford more generally have some kind of problem with Jews.” Shortly after, Oxford’s Jewish Society released testimony from a number of Jewish students recounting disturbing levels of anti-Semitism they themselves had witnessed or been subjected to. On Wednesday, the Israeli Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires Eitan Na’eh issued a statement slamming what he branded “antisemitism masquerading as politics.” “The Embassy of Israel is appalled by reports of antisemitism, intimidation of Jewish students, and support for terrorism against Israel at the Oxford Labour Club,” the statement read. For its part, OULC says it is “deeply disturbed” by the allegations, and launched an official investigation Wednesday.
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