The results of Edinburgh University Student Association’s investigation into one of its officers who referred to a fellow student as a “Zio”, will not be released.
Ms Wells made the remark in a tweet which read: “Is anyone here to represent RON [re-open nominations] for pres? The Zio and the apolitical appropriator just arrived.”
She has since apologised on Twitter and deleted the tweet.
The union refused to release the findings, “On the basis of confidentiality.”
Mr Robertson-Bonds, one of the vice-chairs of Edinburgh students Israel Engagement society and who is not Jewish, said: “I was pretty disgusted by it. Not just by the fact that someone chose to use a horrific slur to describe a political situation that they don’t agree with, but also that someone in our union came out with that using an election hashtag and it went unchecked. It’s baffling that someone can get away with that.”
Mr Robertson-Bonds failed in his bid to become union president, losing out to the only other candidate.
Ms Wells told student newspaper The Tab: “It is obvious to anyone that Jews and Zionists are distinct groups – my grandmother was a Christian Zionist and close friends of mine are Jewish and pro-Palestinian. I was not aware that the term “Zio” was not simply a shortened from of Zionist, and I apologised when I found this out. Theo and I have discussed it and there is no animosity over it.”
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