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CCJ commends the swift action taken by both the Students’ Union and the Vice Chancellor at the University of Essex. We welcome the ratification of the University of Essex Jewish Society and are pleased to see positive action taking place against antisemitism. We endorse the decision of the university to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism and hope this move will encourage other universities to do the same.

The university is now undertaking a review of their support to Jewish students and staff. We await the results of this review and continue to offer our support to Jewish students as the university begins the long process of eradicating antisemitism.