Israel Infiltrates U.K. Student Movement*

Israel Infiltrates U.K. Student Movement*

NUS Vice-President Richard Brooks was exposed plotting against President Malia Bouattia in secret footage

NUS Vice-President Richard Brooks was exposed plotting against President Malia Bouattia in secret footage


Israel is influencing student groups in the U.K., offering financial and strategic assistance to shape British politics, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed.

An investigation by the Qatari broadcaster discovered that the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) received money from the Israeli embassy and attempted to influence the National Union of Students presidency election, and even oust its first Muslim president, Malia Bouattia, following her victory.

Michael Rubin, a parliamentary officer and pro-Israel activist who claimed to work “with the ambassador and embassy quite a lot,” told an undercover reporter that Bouattia was “really bad” and “awful.”

“We were campaigning for the person running against her because we didn’t want her to win,” said Rubin, who was at the time of the election chairman of the Labour Students group.

Malia Bouattia

Malia Bouattia


During the election campaign, Richard Brooks, NUS vice president, held “secret” meetings with Russell Langer, UJS campaign director, and Rubin.

“We’d have our secret little purpose meeting where we’d plan how to get moderate people with good politics and any number of things elected to certain places,” he said, adding that the group worked “quite closely together.”

The NUS represents more than four million students and last year  elected its first black, Muslim, female president, Malia Bouattia, a pro-Palestinian human rights supporter.

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement enjoys wide support at British universities and in June 2015 the NUS voted for a boycott. Unlike the NUS, the UJS, comprising 64 Jewish societies at British universities, strongly opposes the BDS movement.

Elsewhere, Adam Schapira, who ran an unsuccessful bid for the UJS presidency, told the undercover reporter:

“The Israeli embassy in the U.K. gives money to UJS.”

Schapira earlier worked with the Pinsker Centre, a campus-based think-tank which aims to “intelligently educate about Zionism and the Arab-Israeli conflict.”

Schapira confirmed to the reporter that the powerful American pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, is channelling money to British campuses through the Pinsker Centre.

“Groups like AIPAC gave some money,” he said.

You can watch the Al Jazeera investigation series here.


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2 thoughts on “Israel Infiltrates U.K. Student Movement*

  1. Who is attempting to change Judeo-Christian and British values? Those mobs who enter the UK with a faith that commands jihadist strife “with your goods and your person.” Strife that is guided by their Qur’an and approves of slavery involving total power for the Muslim Victor. I once thought of the British as intelligent, but now they stumble about welcoming sharia as a replacement for impressive British legal traditions that go back to the Magna Carta. Imagine the Anglican Church led by an Archimam from Westminster Mosque and the Queen wearing a burka as she walks in humility behind her husband.

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