Jewish students face group ‘vocalising desire for an intifada against Jewish people’

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Jewish students face group ‘vocalising desire for an intifada against Jewish people’

University College London student tells Jewish News 'the demonstrators were shouting through a megaphone 'Intifada until victory'

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Pic: UJS Twitter
Pic: UJS Twitter

Jewish students at University College London have expressed concern about a pro-Palestinian demonstration which took place on Thursday lunchtime close to UCL’s campus.

One student, Dov Forman, said the demonstrators were shouting through a megaphone the slogan “Intifada until victory”. The Union of Jewish Students say that the same slogan has been used by Marxist societies on campuses — including UCL —and since a report of that last week, the Marxist Society was suspended by the UCL student union.

Writing on Twitter/X, Forman said: “Today, myself and fellow Jewish students at our London university, faced an anti-Jewish mob vocalising their desire for an intifada against Jewish people.This should not be accepted on our streets or universities. Jewish students should not have to attend university in fear”. He said the matter had been reported to the police and CST.

A UCL spokesperson told Jewish News: “Around a dozen Palestinian supporters from a number of universities demonstrated in a public place outside UCL’s campus on Thursday for around 15 minutes, but at no point did the protest enter UCL. The group moved on to make a similar protest nearby, before the police attended.

“We will support any police investigation in relation to this incident and, should any UCL student be reported to us, we will investigate and take action appropriately. Any form of discrimination, incitement, antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, abuse, bullying or harassment, will not be tolerated at UCL.”

UJS said it was doing its utmost to protect Jewish students on campus. Its spokesman said: “UJS has been in contact with Jewish students at UCL to offer support and assistance following the report of an incident on the campus. Any Jewish student who is worried, concerned or wants to report an incident should contact their sabbatical officer, or call the UJS welfare hotline on 020 7424 3288.”

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: