“Having experienced what I did tonight – people taking pictures of me and various other Jews individually, having someone behind me whispering obscenities in my ear to intimidate me… – I can safely say that no longer do I feel safe as a Jew at City.”
These are the words of a student who was one of several Jews at City University London that received intimidation after objecting to an anti-Israel motion on Thursday. The motion in support of boycotting Israel was passed.
Sadly this isn’t the first account of antisemitism on UK campuses. Neither is it the first occasion that a university student body has voted to boycott the Jewish state.
Next week, the so-called ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ will commence at universities campuses across Britain in an attempt to delegitimise and demonise the Jewish State. Organisers have strategically stretched the week to 58 days with many events taking place between 19 February and 17 April.
Further to participating in our campaign to counter ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ (Please see here), we invite you to join us in praying for this important situation.
Firstly, we need to pray for the Jewish students on campuses and also directly against these planned antisemitic events. It is unacceptable that Jews should have to experience such prejudice at their chosen place of study. Secondly, please pray that CUFI and our partners will be effective in pressuring the government to take action.
Finally, prayer is so important in this situation because this anti-Israel campaign spreads LIES that Satan is using to deceive many young people. But prayer is a powerful weapon. We must come before the throne of God for the next generation, believing that there will be young people who will have courage to stand up against those that hate Israel. We cannot sit back as this nation’s future political leaders, doctors, journalists, teachers, business people and other professionals are fed lies that demonise the Jewish State. Instead, let us pray for a generation that returns to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, seeks after truth and finds answers in the unchanging Word of God.
May God bless you as you pray.
Pray for Jewish students on university campuses, especially those at City University in London that have received intimidation amid the vote to boycott Israel.
Pray for CUFI’s campaign launched this week in opposition to the so-called ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ that will see anti-Israel events held at campuses across the UK. Pray that politicians and university heads will realise the serious implications of allowing events, organised by extremists, that seek to demonise and delegitimise Israel.
As we approach the ‘Israel Apartheid Week’, pray for Jewish students who are in the midst of this hostile opposition to Israel. Pray for the Lord to intervene so that Jewish students will experience life on campus that is safe and secure and free from the pressure of intimidation and marginalisation.
Pray against the spirit of antisemitism that has taken root in our universities – that it will not prosper. Pray that those who speak out in support of Israel will have their voices heard. Pray that students will be open to hearing the truth and will be convicted of the wrongs of demonising the Jewish State.
Pray for the protection of Jews in Belgium after further antisemitic incidents this week.
Pray for Israel’s continued response to the increasing threat from Iran and Hezbollah that exists in Syria and Lebanon. Pray for wisdom and protection of the IDF.
Pray for an end to the water shortage crisis in Cape Town. After refusing Israel’s help, pray there will be a change of heart from the government towards the Jewish State and that the anti-Israel boycott movement will not succeed.
Pray for all those that have lost loved ones in the shooting massacre in Florida. Pray that those hurting at this time will be comforted with the peace of our Heavenly Father.
And “pray for the peace of Jerusalem”