‘Anti-Semitic’ UK student president defeated in reelection bid

The president of the UK’s National Union of Students who has been accused of anti-Semitism, loses in the 2017 reelection to head the umbrella student body.

Malia Bouattia is defeated by student education activist Shakira Martin in a 402 to 272 vote.

An activist in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Bouattia has previously advocated for Palestinian violence against Israelis, and has refused to condemn the Islamic State terrorist group.

Her election as president of the NUS last year sparked allegations of anti-Semitism and widespread criticism of the national student body.

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