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Board of Deputies President attacks ‘grotesque’ decision of teaching union to allow woman who vandalised Warsaw ghetto wall to run antisemitism sessions
09 June 2021
“To have somebody with this sort of track record organising antisemitism workshops for you union is simply grotesque.”
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Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has written to the Joint General-Secretaries of teachers’ union NEU  to condemn the decision to allow a woman who sprayed “Free Gaza and Palestine” on a wall of the Warsaw Ghetto to organise “understanding antisemitism”  workshops for the union.

In the letter, Marie wrote: “We are profoundly disturbed by the news that an individual, who engaged in behaviour which the overwhelming majority of British Jews deem profoundly antisemitic, has been organising “understanding antisemitism” workshops for your union.

She added: “To have somebody with this sort of track record organising antisemitism workshops for you union is simply grotesque.”

Marie urged Joint General-Secretaries Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney to ensure “this type of activity is not repeated. Not only does it do a disservice to your members, it also tarnishes the NEU’s reputation.”

You can read the full letter here.