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Board of Deputies welcomes Queen’s Speech pledge on Israel boycotts

December 19, 2019 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies President Marie van Der Zyl has responded to today’s Queen’s Speech.

She said: “The Board of Deputies has long called for action on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in public bodies. This divisive activity intimidates Jewish communities in the Diaspora and does nothing to build peace in the Middle East. We welcome the Government’s pledge today to take action.

“As Brexit goes ahead, we will continue to be in contact with Ministers to ensure that Britain’s anti-terror measures remain robust as we leave the EU’s umbrella on such matters. We also welcome the Government’s cross-party approach to social care helping to build a durable solution to this crisis.”