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 email@example.com