No longer on board

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

JfJfP does hold po­si­tions on the myr­iad, rou­tine hu­mil­i­a­tions in­flicted on the Pales­tini­ans; the 50-year-old Oc­cu­pa­tion; the con­tempt of Is­rael’s in­creas­ingly ex­trem­ist govern­ment for de­cency and hu­man rights; the fresh ap­proval of whole­sale ex­pan­sion in set­tle­ments; the plans to cel­e­brate the Bal­four Dec­la­ra­tion with­out the slight­est recog­ni­tion of the Pales­tini­ans’ huge losses; and the con­tin­u­ing vi­o­lence.

These are pain­ful is­sues for Jews in the UK, and we see care and sen­si­tiv­ity on all sides as es­sen­tial to con­struc­tive dis­course. For ex­am­ple, we are sadly ac­cus­tomed to sweep­ing For the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, Jews for Jus­tice for Pales­tini­ans

I have been very proud to have been as­so­ci­ated with All Aboard since its foun­da­tion 30 years ago and that it has been re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing sub­stan­tial funds to Bri­tish Jewish char­i­ties.

How­ever, I am un­able to ac­cept that the shops should open and trade on Shab­bat and ac­cord­ingly re­signed my as­so­ci­a­tion with All

In that vein, I would ask “how can any Is­raeli Leader en­ter into ne­go­ti­a­tions, and en­gage in any form of dis­cus­sion, with Pales­tinian and many of the Mid­dle East Arab lead­ers, who do not recog­nise the state of Is­rael. Some, worse still, are com­mit­ted to wip­ing Is­rael off the map and seek­ing to kill all Jews in Is­rael. Stephen Miller, Hert­ford­shire WD6

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