By Jonathan Hoffman
June 11, 2011
Mick Davis is at it again. Asked by the JC for a comment on PM Cameron's withdrawal as a Patron of the JNF, Davis said:
Whatever the reasons David Cameron may have for stepping down as patron of the JNF, I have no doubt he has not responded to pressure from anti-Israel groups and there is no basis for this assertion. His very public comments in support of the state of Israel at the recent CST dinner are hugely significant.
Unbelievable. Look at what Cameron does, not at what he says at Jewish communal dinners. Of course the withdrawal was in response to pressure - otherwise why go? Davis' response is simply craven and ludicrous. Gerald Ronson likewise:
It is absolutely ridiculous to suggest that the Prime Minister's decision to step down from the JNF had anything to do with pressure from anti-Israel groups or reflect a negative opinion about Israel. In my experience the Prime Minister is a staunch friend of the Jewish community and of Israel, as was clear from the speech that he gave at the CST dinner earlier this year.
When are we going to get some decent leaders who are elected rather than appointed because of the size of their bank balance and donations?