“Slay the Jews?!”

“Slay the Jews?!”

Police report contradicts Israeli minister’s allegation of racist abuse by Union member (link to story on OxfordStudent.com)

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By Carl Lewis, News Editor

news@oxfordstudent.com

6 May 2010

Police have found no evidence for the widely reported claim that a student protester yelled “Slay the Jews” during an Israeli minister’s speech at the Oxford Union last term.

A video analysis of the event has revealed that Noor Rashid, a third-year at Teddy Hall, gave an accurate account to authorities concerning what he shouted at Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.

It did not find any evidence that Rashid uttered the Arabic phrase “Idhbah al-yahud,” meaning “kill the Jews,” as Mr. Ayalon told the audience, and other media outlets have previously suggested.

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