The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

In last week’s JC, you re­ported that I re­signed from the Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee of the Tri­cy­cle. Al­though I orig­i­nally was a mem­ber of that com­mit­tee, the role I re­signed from was the Cap­i­tal Campaign Com­mit­tee.

I did this with a heavy heart as I was a great ad­mirer of the the­atre’s role in cater­ing for such a di­verse lo­cal com­mu­nity and, in par­tic­u­lar, in the won­der­ful out­reach work with young peo­ple of all races and re­li­gions.

I felt I had no choice when the Tri­cy­cle acted in what they at the time con­sid­ered to be a po­lit­i­cally cor­rect stance, but what I and the vast ma­jor­ity of the Jewish com­mu­nity re­garded as dis­crim­i­na­tory behaviour to­wards the UKJFF.

This has led me to give a lot of thought to the word “an­ti­semitic”. Know­ing the mem­bers of the Board and Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee of the Tri­cy­cle as I did, I would never have used that word about any of them, but I came to the con­clu­sion that, if you act against Jews in a way that you wouldn’t act against oth­ers, the act it­self be­comes an­ti­semitic. I am there­fore de­lighted that this sad mat­ter has been re­solved and that the Tri­cy­cle and the UKJFF will be work­ing to­gether again next year. Al­lan Mor­gen­thau al­lan.m@bt­in­ter­

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