fbpx

“Violent and Threatening Message” Left at StandWithUs UK Office

There was a break-in at a StandWithUs United Kingdom (UK) affiliate’s office on the morning of April 26.
[additional-authors]
April 27, 2023

There was a break-in at a StandWithUs United Kingdom (UK) affiliate’s office on the morning of April 26, with the pro-Israel education organization calling it a “calculated attack” and a “violent and threatening message.”

In their statement, StandWithUs UK said that the culprits broke through the office ceiling and placed a burning memorial candle next to one of StandWithUs UK’s shirts. “The implication of this is clear—they are sending a violent and threatening message aimed at our organisation and our staff,” StandWithUs UK’s statement read.

Isaac Zarfati, who heads the pro-Israel education affiliate, said in a statement, “Our staff were shaken but are determined. We remain committed to our mission, of working tirelessly towards countering antisemitism and misinformation about Israel, regardless of this hateful attempt to intimidate us. This intimidation is indicative of what Jewish and Zionist students face regularly from those who seek to discriminate against them. It will not stand.” StandWithUs UK has been in touch with local authorities and the Community Security Trust on the matter.

The break-in occurred on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day.

Did you enjoy this article?
You'll love our roundtable.

Editor's Picks

Latest Articles

The Arrival of the Zombie Apocalypse

When a society is sick, growing numbers of people can only find the sense of meaning and belonging they need in a group, or movement, that claims to have all the answers for their problems.

Is it Antisemitic to Celebrate 10/7?

President Biden’s position is consistent with the definition of antisemitism that has been adopted by the 33 countries belonging to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Noa Argamani’s Secret Annex

Like Anne, Noa was secreted away in an apartment while a war raged outside, unsure if she would ever again be allowed to walk free.

More news and opinions than at a
Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.