BOARD EXIT: OWN GOAL OR LITTLE ENGLANDER?
I was present at the plenary meeting on July 20. Geoffrey Alderman, as always, extrapolated the facts about the resignation (or being pushed) of Antony Cohen ( Comment, August 8).
I think he was entitled to make his point about supporting Israelis rather than Palestinians and that the Board was wrong to accuse him of inciting racial hatred. Who were the 10 people who were “outraged” by his comments? The Board should name them.
Why didn’t the spineless Leeds Representative Council support their man? I cannot understand the foolish and illiberal attitude of our president who has once again scored an own goal. I hope the illustrious Professor Alderman continues to monitor our activities for many years. Anthony Spencer Deputy for Shenley Juniper Gardens, Radlett, Herts
Does Geoffrey Alderman’s self indulgence about the BOD know no bounds? Has the Board got nothing better to do but to sue him?
I was at the meeting when Anthony Cohen made his unreasoned remarks about the Palestinians, namely that he did not care about them.
In 1938, Neville Chamberlain described the Czechs as a faraway people of whom we knew nothing. He might as well have said of whom we cared nothing. Churchill would never have revelled in such ignorance. Chamberlain’s remarks were considered to be quaintly little Englander then. The same could be said for Anthony Cohen now. Richard Cohen BOD REP for Loughton Federation Shul Traps Hill, Loughton