Millennial voters across Britain elected Josh Holt as head of the national Jewish student union on Sunday, defeating four other candidates including Israeli-born pro-BDS activist Eran Cohen.
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A statement by the UJS said Holt won 682 of 1049 votes cast.
"Holt has decisively won the election to become the next UJS president," a statement issued by the organization said.
Holt advocates empowering Jewish students "to be loud and proud of their identities on campus," the statement said.
Cohen, interviewed by Haaretz this month is an outspoken supporter of the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions movement, which he referred to tongue-in-cheek in a campaign video as "Bagels, Dreidels and Socialism."
Another candidate Adam Schapira pledged to raise funds for Syrian refugees.
A senior UJS role has long been a traditional stepping-stone for students considering a future in Anglo-Jewish leadership or mainstream politics.
In a victory statement Holt thanked his competitors for sticking to "an amicable and respectful" campaign.
"I would like to say how honored I am to have been elected as UJS president, and I cannot wait to begin enacting my manifesto pledges, ensuring as many Jewish students as possible receive the support they need to make our life on campus the best it can be." Holt said.
He succeeds outgoing president, Josh Seitler.