Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council launch paper on opportunities and challenges of Brexit for the Jewish community
The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council last night launched a paper entitled Brexit and the Jewish Community which seeks to outline the opportunities and challenges Brexit presents to the Jewish community.
Board of Deputies President calls for independent inquiry over antisemitism faced by Labour councillors in local parties
Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has called for an independent inquiry over antisemitism faced by Labour councillors in their local parties.
UK Jewish leaders convey ‘strong concerns’ to Polish minister over Holocaust law
UK Jewish community leaders yesterday met the Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bartosz Cichocki, and the Polish Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki to convey the strong concerns of the Jewish community regarding the Polish legislation that risks criminalising references to the complicity of Poles in the killing of Jews in the Shoah.
Call for women to ‘take a more public role in peacemaking’ at International Women’s Day event at Parliament
More than 150 people attended a Board of Deputies’ International Women’s Day event at Parliament to discuss women’s role in peacemaking.
Sajid Javid tells Board Of Deputies and AJC he will ‘fight back against those who seek to isolate and undermine Israel’
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid has told the Board of Deputies and AJC that he is committed to doing everything within his power “to fight back against those who seek to isolate and undermine Israel”.
Board of Deputies urges Labour to expel Ken Livingstone following his indefinite suspension from the party
The Board of Deputies President has reacted to the Labour Party’s decision to suspend Ken Livingstone indefinitely pending further investigations into his actions.
Chief Coroner’s submission on Hassell ‘nothing short of damning’ says Board of Deputies President
Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has welcomed the intervention of the Chief Coroner of England and Wales Judge Mark Lucraft into the actions of Mary Hassell, the controversial Senior Coroner for Inner North London.
Board of Deputies President applauds announcement of Prince William’s visit to Israel
Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has applauded the announcement of the first ever official royal visit to Israel, to be undertaken by the Duke of Cambridge, this summer.
Board of Deputies launches Jewish Manifesto for Local Government
The Jewish Manifesto for Local Government, the definitive document for councillors and candidates who wish to serve Jewish residents in their wards and boroughs, has been launched in Leeds.
Organ donations – Have your say!
The government is consulting on the introduction of an “opt-out” or “presumed consent” system of organ donation, whereby, unless a potential donor has actively made their wishes known, they are assumed to be content to donate organs. This is a threat to Jewish freedoms and family rights around burial and mourning rites.
Tony Greenstein expulsion from Labour ‘a step in the right direction’
Board of Deputies of President Jonathan Arkush has reacted to Labour’s decision to expel Tony Greenstein from the party.
Board of Deputies launches social media campaign to encourage women and young people to become Deputies
At the start of its presidential election year, the Board of Deputies is launching a social media campaign to encourage young people and women to stand for election as Deputies.