Israel & The Middle East

The British Jewish community has a very strong attachment to the State of Israel. A 2010 survey by the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (JPR) showed that 95% of UK Jews have visited Israel and that 90% view Israel as the “ancestral homeland of the Jewish people”. Seventy eight percent of the Jewish community supports a two-state solution. As the voice of the Jewish community, the Board  of Deputies articulates the concerns and positions of our community on Israel to parliamentarians, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, media and other faith groups. Our programme of engagement with embassies also encompasses ties between other countries and the State of Israel.

Our work encompasses four main areas:

  • Peace
  • Security
  • Prosperity
  • Equality

The Board of Deputies is also a founding member of the UK Task Force, an organisation which works to inform the UK Jewish community about issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel and facilitate partnerships to advance the opportunities of Israel’s Arab minority.