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StandWithUs UK raises over 600K in support of their students and communities

2 May 2023

StandWithUs UK are thrilled to announce the results of our recent fundraising campaign. In just 72 hours, the community rallied behind us to raise over £600K, hours before the 9pm deadline. This was an astounding achievement, and we want to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who supported us.

Isaac Zarfati, Executive Director for StandWithUs UK said, “As a charity that empowers and educates students and communities, this campaign's success is a powerful affirmation of the value of our work and the trust the public has instilled in us. Most importantly, the campaign’s success is a resounding assertion of the strong ties between the British community and the people of Israel.”

Lana Saffrin Betesh, Chair of StandWithUs UK added, “We believe that education is the key to building a better future for all. By providing students with the tools they need to navigate complex issues and promoting dialogue and collaboration, we empower the next generation of leaders”.

The support and generosity from over a thousand donors will enable us to continue to advance our mission and commitment to fighting antisemitism and Israel misinformation.

About StandWithUs UK:

StandWithUs is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organisation that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism. Founded in 2010, StandWithUs UK has become a recognised support system and leading resource for students on UK campuses. We empower and energise students and communities with leadership training and educational programmes on both school and university campuses. StandWithUs informs through social media, printed materials, digital platforms, film and newsletters. The StandWithUs flagship Emerson Fellowship programme seeks to raise students into future leaders, equipped to stand strong in the face of antisemitism and anti-Zionism. We believe in the right of the Jewish People to self-determination in their historic homeland of Israel. We educate the facts in an unbiased and holistic manner, with an open mind, reflecting on views from all sides of the political, social and humanitarian spectrum whilst promoting peace. StandWithUs UK believe the current discourse surrounding Israel on campus all too often crosses the line between legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies and the dangerous, mainstream, antisemitic rhetoric which stands contrary to the IHRA definition of antisemitism. We work to educate on that distinction, encourage civil discourse on legitimate criticism of Israel, and to fight antisemitism wherever it emerges.


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