Did Israel lobby “bullying and threats” push Univ. of Southampton to cancel conference? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Did Israel lobby “bullying and threats” push Univ. of Southampton to cancel conference?

Organizers of an academic conference on Israel are proceeding with an urgent legal challenge after the UK’s University of Southampton today confirmed that it has canceled the event.

As The Electronic Intifada reported on Tuesday, university officials told organizers that they intended to withdraw permission for the conference.

But the university did not publicly confirm the cancelation until today, when it issued a statement citing “the foreseeable risks to safety and public order at and near the conference venue” as a justification for shutting it down.

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