Israel’s Boycott Law which is directed primarily at the BDS movement, your leader is in good company with other mainstream Jewish bodies. But why is it undemocratic for Israel to refuse entry to representatives of organisations that are plainly anti-Zionist and antisemitic? Many countries, including the UK, have laws that enable them to bar hate-mongers and those that would damage the interests of the state and its citizens.
Why should Israel be different? Admittedly, the law may give rise to practical difficulties, such as you point out, for a Jewish member of the NUS. But the fact remains that the Lionel Blumenthal, London NW11
Two Jewish peers have registered their disapproval of the new Holocaust Memorial, one on the grounds of expense and one on location. British Jewry should be intensely proud that the government should choose to erect such a prominent memorial in this country and in a location the importance of which is second to none. Furthermore, the galaxy of famous artists competing for the design is another reason for pride. Could this be a reflection of the Jewish community’s, quite disproportionate to its numbers, contribution to British life over