A new video — obtained exclusively in the US by The Algemeiner on Monday — reveals UK university students openly expressing support for terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah, and calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
In the footage, produced by global Jewish YouTube channel J-TV, students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) — whose acronym some in the Jewish community wryly say stands for “School Of Anti-Semitism” — are asked questions about their political views on Israel, with one answering that he advocates for “resistance against occupation and against apartheid, at all costs.”
One student wearing a kaffiyeh tells J-TV that Zionism “has nothing to do with Judaism at all,” and claims Palestinians were there “before they [Zionists] had ever even entered the country.”
Others defined Zionism as an “extremist ideology born out of hate” and described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as worse than both Hitler and Mussolini.
Oliver Anisfeld — the founder of J-TV — told The Algemeiner that what he found at SOAS was “chilling.”
“We didn’t tell SOAS students we were from J-TV, so they felt they could be honest about their opinions with us,” said Anisfeld. “The moment someone suspected that we might be trying to expose them, he told our presenter that he would ‘track him down.’”
He said the J-TV crew left the campus immediately after being threatened.
“We hope this video will be a wake-up call,” he said.
According to the presenter, the video was recorded during SOAS’s Israeli Apartheid Week, an annual event held on campuses around the world in February and March.
The video’s release comes weeks after SOAS Director Baroness Valerie Amos appeared on the BBC’s “Sunday Politics” program and said the university does not allow racism or antisemitism on campus, and fosters a culture of respect and tolerance.
Watch the video below: