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Petition to Minister Sajid Javid

Malia Bouattia is not welcome at Holocaust Memorial Day events

Malia Bouattia is the President of the UK National Union of Students She has called Birmingham University a "Zionist outpost"She has said “With mainstream Zionist-led media outlets… resistance is presented as an act of terrorism”. She has criticised peace talks for strengthening “the colonial project”. She said “Israel as it behaves is problematic to me.” "Never Again" - Israel is the Jewish People's greatest protection from antisemitism. If Israel had been created ten years earlier, millions of lives might have been saved. More Holocaust Survivors live in Israel than anywhere else. Bouattia's presence at the UK's national HMD event on 26 January 2017 was a kick in the teeth for them, for all Survivors, for their families and for Kol Am Yehudi, the entire Jewish people.  And an insult to the memory of those who perished. She should have stayed away and sent an alternate.  Or been disinvited.The Minister, Sajid Javid, was at the event. He said on 18 January "We have to call out bigotry and racism whenever we see it and wherever we see it. What’s certain is that if we don’t speak out against hatred and antisemitism it will become normalised." https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/lessons-from-the-long-night-why-we-must-all-stand-up-to-bigotryWell Minister - we ARE speaking out. Here.  We ask you to ensure that Bouattia is not invited to the 2018 national HMD event!

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