Board of Deputies welcomes safeguards in new organ donation system
Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has welcomed the introduction of safeguards in a new organ donation system by which families will be consulted to ensure their loved ones’ wishes are honoured.
Board of Deputies submits briefing to Labour on unresolved antisemitism cases
The Board of Deputies has sent Labour a briefing on 11 cases of antisemitism that we believe to be outstanding and are examples of where the Party’s disciplinary process has failed.
Board of Deputies President urges Facebook to adopt international definition of antisemitism following bomb threat post
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has urged Facebook to adopt the international (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, after a threat to bomb the Board of Deputies was deemed not to have violated Facebook’s community standards.
Board of Deputies President intervenes over handling of Jewish man’s death by Inner North London Coroner Mary Hassell
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has written to Chief Coroner Mark Lucraft to complain about the conduct of a case concerning a Jewish man whose death was mishandled by Senior Coroner for Inner North London, Mary Hassell.
Board of Deputies urges Facebook to ‘wake up’ as “bombs and bullets” threat made online
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has called on Facebook to take direct action to counter threats on the platform after a comment suggesting that the Board of Deputies should be bombed was left on a post from a former Labour Party member.
Board of Deputies urges ‘swift and decisive action’ over online meeting
President of the Board of Deputies Marie van der Zyl has reacted to reports that Labour MPs have addressed an online meeting of activists which included figures expelled from the Labour Party.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy and Shadow Middle East Minister Wayne David hold video call with Jewish communal representatives
On Tuesday 21 April, the Board of Deputies led a Jewish communal delegation, comprising colleagues from the Jewish Leadership Council and Labour Friends of Israel, to meet new Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy and new Shadow Middle East Minister Wayne David.
Prince of Wales pays tribute to Holocaust survivors as ‘living heroes’ at Yom Hashoah commemoration
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to survivors of the Holocaust and refugees from the Nazis as “living heroes” in his address to the live-streamed Yom Hashoah commemoration.