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Israeli embassy “appalled” by alleged OULC antisemitism

first_imgThe Embassy of Israel has today released a statement condemning “antisemitism masquerading at politics”, responding to claims made against the Oxford University Labour Club a statement by Alex Chalmers announcing his resignation as Co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club.Issued by Chargé d’affaires Eitan Na’eh, the statement reads “The Embassy of Israel is appalled by reports of antisemitism, intimidation of Jewish students, and support for terrorism against Israel at the Oxford Labour Club. We would not expect such disgraceful activity from any morally upright person – let alone students at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Antisemitism masquerading as politics is abhorrent. It must be recognised as such and condemned by all.”Chalmers’ resignation and his claims against his former club have already been reported on in the Israeli press, with both Haaretz and Times of Israel picking up on the story.Earlier today, the Oxford University Jewish Society (JSoc) issued a statement on Facebook, saying, “We are horrified at and whole-heartedly condemn anti-Semitic behaviour in all its forms. The comments detailed in JSoc’s statement last night indicate a shocking pattern of hateful and racist behaviour by some Club members, and it’s of the highest priority that this be dealt with swiftly and lastingly.“Labour Students is launching an investigation; we will fully co-operate with this and encourage any of our members to come forward with any information that will assist the process.”OULC has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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North Korea: Going back in time with Pyongyang’s austere hotels

first_imgTourism in North Korea appeared to be booming before the Covid-19 outbreak, he recalls. Around 100,000 tourists – mostly Chinese – are thought to visit North Korea each year. The number of non-Chinese tourists for the same period is assumed to be between 8,000 and 10,000. – Advertisement –last_img

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MLB trade rumors: Mets will ‘have no issues’ sending Zack Wheeler to Yankees

first_img Mets mistakenly announce two living 1969 players as dead Zack Wheeler may not finish the season with the Mets.The Yankees are interested in dealing for the 29-year-old starter and the Mets will “have no issues” sending him to their crosstown rivals, according to a report from SNY. The two New York teams have, at times, been hesitant to complete trades in the past.   The Mets entered play Wednesday with a 39-47 record and have lost seven of their last nine. They’re six games behind the Cubs for the second wild-card spot and trail the Braves by 11 games in the National League East.“I’m not just saying that because it’s the right thing to say,” Wheeler said. “I’ve got history here. I love the team. I love everything about it here. Sure, some things could maybe get better. But I love it here all around. I love playing here.” Wheeler also has been linked to the Braves and Brewers, among others.The Yankees, meanwhile, are expected to add a starter before the July 31 trade deadline. They’ve reportedly explored dealing for Marcus Stroman and Madison Bumgarner, as well. The Yankees have one Zack Wheeler on the short list of players they’d like to acquire, and the Mets will “have no issues” trading him to the Yankees if he is made available.(@martinonyc) pic.twitter.com/8I6AtnTQ4K— SNY (@SNYtv) July 3, 2019Wheeler holds a 6-5 record with a 4.42 ERA in 18 starts so far in 2019. He has spent his entire MLB career with the Mets.“Honestly, I hate change,” Wheeler told The Athletic earlier this week. “I’m a homebody. I like the group of guys we’ve got here. … I can’t tell you how many years my name has been in trade talks. I’m kind of used to it right now. But it never gets easy.” Related News MLB trade rumors: Yankees may compete with Astros for Marcus Stroman MLB trade rumors: Mets open to moving Todd Frazier, Jason Vargaslast_img read more

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