The Board of Deputies of British Jews (historically London Board of Deputies and London Committee of Deputies of British Jews) is the main representative body of British Jews. The Board of Deputies offices are co-located with the United Jewish Israel Appeal in Kentish Town. The Board is the British affiliate of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the world-wide umbrella organisation of Jewish communities and is the UK member of the European Jewish Congress (EJC).
Quote from their website: "The Board of Deputies stands in solidarity with American Jewish organisations and others taking a stand against the racist “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, Virginia. Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Richard Verber said: 'How can it be that in twenty-first century America, you have extremists openly chanting racist and antisemitic slogans, and mowing down peaceful protesters in car-ramming attacks of the sort we have seen recently in London? We express our solidarity with the victims of violence and echo the calls of our American counterparts for unequivocal condemnation of this violence'"
The Board of Deputies has leant its weight to a cross-communal complaint to the press watchdog following an article in The Sun referring to “the Muslim problem”. Jewish representatives joined interfaith group Faith Matters and Islamophobia charity Tell MAMA in arguing that the phrase “harks back to the use of the phrase ‘The Jewish Problem’ in the last century, to which the Nazis responded with ‘The Final Solution’ – the Holocaust”. It follows an article by journalist Trevor Kavanagh urging ministers to distance the UK from Europe because of immigration fears, referencing “the abuse of women by Muslims… on an industrial scale”. As well as referring to “Pakistani perverts,” Kavanagh wrote that “Albanian and Bulgarian child sex traffickers” were “setting up shop in Britain” [...]
Issued a statement about Trump for retweeting Muslim migrant crimes in Europe. Quote: 'Vice President @marievanderzyl expresses "grave concern" about @realDonaldTrump's repeated retweets of anti-Muslim videos from the deputy leader of Britain First.'
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