The SU should fly the flag of Israel from the 12th to the 20th of December to commemorate Hanukkah

Extra Information: Hanukkah is the major Jewish holiday and it is essential that The Students' Union at UWE stands against anti-semitism and supports freedom of religion on this occasion, especially after the recent instances of antisemitism from NUS officials. 

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  • This Idea opened on 23rd October 2017 and closed for voting on 13th November 2017.
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Philip McAllister
8:14pm on 13 Nov 17 So shall we have crucifixes displayed during Easter and Christmas? Maybe we should fly Muslim flags during Muslim holidays? Time to stop trying to be inclusive when it is clearly divisive!
Nidah Shah
10:33pm on 26 Oct 17 Hanukkah should definitely be promoted as should Judaism as a religion however I highly disagree with the need of the Israel flag as not all Israeli civillains are Jewish. A banner or flag saying Happy Hanukkah or Happy Chanukah would be more relevant. Hanukkah can be commemorated in other ways in the SU that are relevant to this Jewish Holiday i.e. lighting candles and spreading awareness of the celebration
James Hunter
10:12pm on 24 Oct 17 From a standpoint of policy, endorsing a religious day is against the articles of association in UWE SU’s constitution. And I’m saying this as a student with Jewish ancestry and as a support of Israel, it’s simply against policy. I’d say this if it was a Christian day, an Islamic day etc. The SU should remain neutral.
Peter Lucas
4:35pm on 24 Oct 17 Showing solidarity with the Jewish people is fine, with the political state of Israel (and by extension its policies) not so much. Some gesture that is less associated with the political state would be preferable.
Maximilian Rubens
5:09pm on 23 Oct 17 As a Jewish student I fully support this. This would send a strong message to any antisemites that UWE is open and inclusive.
Ashley Bridges
5:03pm on 23 Oct 17 We shouldn't alienate Jewish students
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