Does not speak for ma­jor­ity of Jews in UK

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE - JC Bea­cons­field, Bucks. JC

ma­jor­ity of Bri­tish Jews, the Zion­ist Fed­er­a­tion Pledge for Peace: Di­rect Ne­go­ti­a­tions, Di­a­logue Not Boy­cotts, Sup­port Co­ex­is­tence. Alan Blu­men­thal Deputy Chair­man, Rep Coun­cil Birm­ing­ham and West Mid­land Kings Heath, Birm­ing­ham

How­dare the Jews who placed the ad­vert in last week’s — who would run to Is­rael if they were in dan­ger — say that they rep­re­sent the ma­jor­ity of us.

We have over 17 fam­ily mem­bers who have been in the Is­raeli Army to de­fend Is­rael’s right to ex­ist.

Those who signed the ad are a speck in the ocean com­pared with the many here who have fam­i­lies in Is­rael, who have seen many in­ci­dents where their lives were put in dan­ger by Pales­tinian hate in ac­tions set out to maim and kill Is­raelis go­ing about their daily lives.

The sig­na­to­ries should be ashamed of them­selves. Mr and Mrs. Woolf.

We re­fute the al­le­ga­tion that the great ma­jor­ity of Jews are op­posed to the set­tle­ment pro­ject in the ad­vert in last week’s and signed by the usual sus­pects. Most Bri­tish Jews are against rock­ets be­ing fired into Is­rael and all the lies and false al­le­ga­tions be­ing made against Is­rael all the time.

We are proud of Is­rael’s democ­racy — the only democ­racy in the en­tire re­gion. We are against the Arab states that are all mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ships or feu­dal king­doms and against their mur­ders of Chris­tians and Yazidis. Va­lerie Cocks (Lady Cocks of Hart­cliffe) and Marion Davis Lon­don SE1

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