By Marcus Dysch, March 25, 2010
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone claims the Board of Deputies carried out "a hatchet job" to force him from power.
He believes the organisation collaborated with the Evening Standard newspaper ahead of the 2008 election campaign in order to "get rid" of him.
Mr Livingstone made the comments during an interview on JNET Radio on Sunday.
When asked what he believes the Jewish community's perception of him is, Mr Livingstone immediately replied: "It was a real hatchet job by the Board of Deputies and the Evening Standard who had a common interest in getting rid of me.