The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

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

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