The Anti-Racism Group (ARG) was formed after the meeting in February 2009 called to discuss the sharp rise in anti-Semitism following the Gaza conflict. The group was formed by volunteers and has met to discuss local tensions. Its aim is to help our community deal with anti-Semitism. We provide support and information; organising and assisting a variety of communal events and initiatives as well as protesting where appropriate. Our focus is the local community including the university. We co-operate and collaborate with other groups similar to ours in other communities as well as with national organisations like the CST (the Community Security Trust- www.thecst.org.uk).
OJC recently carried out a survey on anti-Semitism and a short report on anti-Semitism was sent to local MPs. We successfully organised, at very short notice, a stall for the Bereaved Families charity at the “One World” fair at the Town Hall to counteract a Palestinian stall organised by the Oxford Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. We participate in interfaith programmes and contact with other faith organisations.