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April 30, 2012 3:39 pm

Palestinian Group Defaces Jewish Stall at UK Conference

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Jewish Student Centre at Cambridge. Photo: Sebastian Ballard.

A Union of Jewish Students stall at the National Union of Students (UJS) annual conference in Sheffield, England was defaced with stickers and graffiti calling for a boycott of Israel. The anti-Israel symbols also covered the group’s Star of David logo.

Members of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) allegedly committed the vandalism. “The deliberate defacing of the Star of David, a sacred symbol of Judaism and of the State of Israel, was an indication of the increasingly blurred line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism,” said Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, according to the Jerusalem Post.

PSC also released a statement saying that the use of its stickers was unacceptable, and they were swiftly removed. “PSC condemns the defacing of the UJS stall,” the statement said. “The PSC opposes all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.”

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