Board of Deputies ‘appalled’ over proposed register of Jews who wish to buy kosher meat in Austria
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: “Shechita and Brit Milah are the cornerstones of Jewish life wherever Jews reside. Therefore, I am deeply concerned about the situation regarding religious slaughter
Board of Deputies deplores ongoing rocket attacks on Israel
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Senior Vice President Sheila Gewolb said: “Israel – as every other sovereign nation state – has the right to defend and protect her citizens and its borders.
Board of Deputies reacts to Israel’s Nation State law
Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Sheila Gewolb has reacted Israel’s newly passed Nation State Law.
Board of Deputies expresses concern about the Clarke-Woodhead Report on Religious Education
Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Edwin Shuker said: “While we welcome the Clarke-Woodhead Reports on Religious Education’s endorsement of statutory Religious Education, we are concerned of the report’s overall hostility to faith schools
NEC Decision: On its current trajectory, Labour is failing British Jews and it is failing as an anti-racist party
The decision taken by the NEC today to adopt a watered-down definition of antisemitism will be regarded with a mixture of incredulity and outrage by the overwhelming majority of the UK’s Jews. The suggestion that they will now consult with the Jewish community is an insult, given the complete lack of meaningful consultation up until now.
Israeli and Palestinian talk about their hopes for reconciliation at Nottingham ‘Invest in Peace’ event
More than 100 people at the Methodist Church Conference this week heard two peace activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for reconciliation.
Marie van der Zyl meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Chief Executive Gillian Merron met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
New report finds 25 per cent rise in Jewish births in the past decade
The balance between births and deaths in the Jewish population of the UK has changed dramatically over the past decade, with an excess of birth over deaths driving up the overall size of the population.