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UK Jews – “We’re not tools of the Israeli gov’t”: JP 2.06.07 February 6, 2007

Posted by geoconger in British Jewry, Israel, Jerusalem Post.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has disputed claims levelled by the “Independent Jewish Voices” coalition that it is a tool of the Israeli government.

“The overwhelming view” of British Jewry is “one of support for Israel; not necessarily every action of its government, but its right to exist, the right all of its citizens of whatever faith to live in peace and security and, as a corollary of that, the right of Israel to defend itself,” the statement given to the Jerusalem Post by Board chief executive Jon Benjamin said.

Read it all in the Jerusalem Post.

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