On Wednesday 20th February, the Department of Government has invited the Deputy Ambassador of Israel to speak at the University of Essex. The Students’ Union demands that the University revokes this invitation.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine. The state of Israel operates under a system of apartheid, it denies Palestinians the right of return to their homes, applies violence to maintain their superiority and continues to take Palestinian land.

This lecture delivered by the Israeli Ambassador should not go ahead. The Students’ Union calls upon students to assemble in Square 3 on Wednesday 20th to protest the Ambassadors invitation.

Nathan J Bolton

University of Essex Students’ Union President (pc)


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