Professor David Katz and Dr Simon Hochhauser, the co-chairs of Milah UK -the Jewish organisation concerned with maintaining our tradition of circumcision -have welcomed the recommendation by Icelandic parliamentarians to dismiss the proposed anti-circumcision legislation.
They said: “Milah UK welcomes the recommendation by Iceland’s Judicial Affairs and Education Committee to dismiss the anti-circumcision bill. While Milah UK will continue to monitor the situation, it is clear that Icelandic parliamentarians have turned back from a decision to criminalise law-abiding members of minority faiths. We thank them for defending the right of Jews and Muslims to continue their time-honoured traditions.”
Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush was in Iceland earlier this month for talks with Icelandic law-makers.