Pressure is being exerted on the University of Southampton to cancel or ‘reconstruct’ a conference on Israel and international law scheduled for 17-19 April. Groups such as the Board of Deputies of British Jews and UK Zionist Federation have urged the university to cancel the event, and there has also been an intervention from Communities minister and Conservative MP Eric Pickles.
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Statement in support of the University of Southampton
We, the undersigned academics, express principled and full support for the University of Southampton’s commitment to freedom of speech and scholarly debate.