Milah UK announces Board of Deputies’ Past President Jonathan Arkush as its new Co-Chair
Milah UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Arkush as its new Co-Chair. He will be taking over from Dr Simon Hochhauser, who announced his intention to step back during the summer after six years in the role. Jonathan will join Professor David Katz, who remains as the other Co-Chair.
Board of Deputies condemns Quakers’ Israel divestment policy
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has condemned the decision of Quakers in Britain to divest from, in its words, “any companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine”.
Board of Deputies: Rathbone’s comments “inexcusable”; Labour Party should be “ashamed”
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded to comments made by Labour Welsh Assembly Member Jenny Rathbone.
Amidst escalation between Gaza and Israel, British Jews and Christians unite to Invest in Peace
Hundreds of people across three events this week are hearing from two young activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for peace and reconciliation. Rena – a Palestinian from Ramallah, and Shaked – an Israeli from Ra’anana, were speaking at ‘Invest in Peace’, a joint initiative between the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, which invites Christians and Jews to support Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding.
Sadiq Khan tells Labour they need to make a ‘concerted effort’ to rebuild relationship with the Jewish community
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan last night told a packed Board of Deputies of British Jews annual dinner that “the Labour leadership needs to make a concerted effort to rebuild the relationship with the Jewish community”.
Sadiq Khan and Sajid Javid join the Jewish community to honour victims of the Pittsburgh massacre at London vigil
Close to 500 people from Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities crowded into JW3, London’s Jewish Community Centre last night to hear Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, communal and interfaith leaders speak at a vigil for the 11 members of the Jewish community brutally murdered in Pittsburgh on Saturday.