Board of Deputies condemns antisemitic column

July 30, 2017 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has reacted to a column by Kevin Myers in the Irish edition of The Sunday Times highlighting Jewish presenters Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz and suggesting “Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price”.

Jonathan said: ‘This is a disgraceful column which promotes classic antisemitic tropes about Jews and money.  How this made it through the editing process is a matter which the Sunday Times needs to investigate urgently. We expect answers and an apology.’

The Sunday Times has since apologised for the column and Myers has been dismissed as a columnist.