Professor Wilkie's apology sent to people who contacted him after the story broke on Sunday 29th June
Subject: Re: A serious incident of bigotry in your Department

I am deeply sorry for this and realise that I took the wrong action. In addition an official apology has been issued by Oxford University and the student's case will be taken forward.

I retract what I said, which was caused by too personal and emotional a response to the terrible situation in Israel.

I hope you can forgive me.
Yours sincerely
Andrew Wilkie