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British University Ordered to Compensate Jewish Student for Rejecting His Complaints Against Campus Group’s Antisemitic Activity, by Lea Speyer (Algemeiner)

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Nov. 6, 2016

British university ordered to compensate Jewish student for rejecting his complaints against campus group’s anti-Semitic activity.

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) ruled that Sheffield Hallam University in South Yorkshire must pay the student — who is disabled — a sum of £3,000 ($3,750) for taking nine months to respond to a formal complaint he lodged against the antisemitic and anti-Zionist activity of certain groups at the school — and then for rejecting it.

The OIA strongly condemned Sheffield and, in what is being called a precedent-setting move, called on the school to formally adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism — which includes certain forms of anti-Zionism — as it is “of particular relevance.”

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