Board of Deputies

Security Minister hears Jewish community concerns

By Marcus Dysch, October 22, 2014

A delegation of Jewish leaders has met Security Minister James Brokenshire to discuss threats to the community.

The Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council and Community Security Trust met Mr Brokenshire in Parliament on Wednesday.

They talked about the threat posed by extremism and concerns over the return of British jihadis from Iraq and Syria.

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Labour confusion over Parliament's Palestine vote

By Marcus Dysch, October 13, 2014

MPs are preparing to vote on Palestinian statehood following a series of rows which have divided Labour’s shadow cabinet and threatened Israel's relationship with Britain's Jewish communal leaders.

The backbench debate on recognising Palestine alongside Israel will take place later this afternoon, with a vote expected to follow this evening.

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Board’s general election manifesto launched in Manchester

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 23, 2014

The Board of Deputies' 2015 general election manifesto received a positive reception at its launch in Manchester this week

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Board backed over MCB

By Marcus Dysch and Jonathan Kalmus, September 23, 2014

The controversial joint statement issued by the Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain at the height of the Gaza conflict has received widespread support from members of the Jewish group.

Deputies at Sunday's Board plenary meeting in central London voted by 124 to 40 in favour of a motion backing the decision of the group's leaders to work with the Muslim organisation.

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Board of Deputies approves controversial Muslim Council of Britain statement

By Marcus Dysch, September 21, 2014

The controversial joint statement issued by the Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain at the height of the Gaza conflict has received widespread support from members of the Jewish group.

Deputies at Sunday’s Board plenary meeting in central London voted by 124 to 40 in favour of a motion backing the decision of the group’s leaders to work with the Muslim organisation.

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Glasgow leader says Anglo-Jewry needs its own Scotland-style debate

By Marcus Dysch, September 19, 2014

The referendum on Scottish independence shined a light on failures in British Jewry’s communal structure, a leading figure in Glasgow has claimed.

Paul Morron, president of Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said the likely debate over constitutional changes in Britain should be mirrored by a period of reflection from within the Jewish community.

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Others could try united approach

September 18, 2014

LJCC and JW3 are not the only groups who have made a move towards merger. For more than a year the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council have been talking about joining forces - although the preferred word is "unification".

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Board of Deputies to launch its election manifesto in Manchester

By Sandy Rashty, September 17, 2014

Senior MPs will attend a communal event in Manchester this weekend in a bid to highlight key areas of the Board of Deputies’ manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election.

Tory MP Graham Brady and Labour MP Ian Lucas will speak at the event of Sunday, alongside Gillian Merron, Board chief executive. This will be Ms Merron’s first official engagement in Manchester.

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US says Board seen to 'lack leadership'

By Simon Rocker, September 11, 2014

Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman was under fresh pressure this week after the United Synagogue issued a letter commenting on the Board's "perceived lack of effective leadership".

But US president Stephen Pack made clear on Wednesday that it did not support moves to oust him from office.

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How high can grass roots grow?

By Keith Kahn-Harris, September 11, 2014

These are certainly interesting times for UK Jewish communal politics.

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