Campaign Against Antisemitism has been sent a photograph of a board at Goldsmiths, University of London, which suggested that a Jewish lecturer who is an expert in antisemitism should be fired for being a “bitter Jew”.
The comment was scrawled on a suggestion board which asks: ”What do you think teaching and learning should look like in 2022?” But for one student the campus only needed one improvement. They wrote: ”No more David Hirsh, no more Zionism — a bitter Jew“ appended by a smiley face.
David Hirsh is a lecturer of Sociology at Goldsmiths, and is known for writing about antisemitism, and for highlighting the link between anti-Israel student activists and antisemitism.
Describing a lecturer as being a “bitter Jew” and calling for them to lose their job is inherently antisemitic.
Last year the Student Union of Goldsmiths reported “repeated instances” of antisemitic graffiti, including swastikas. One piece read: “Goldsmiths it’s the symbol of world Jewry!”