Representatives of London’s Orthodox Jewish community plan to stage a protest at the Board of Deputies’ (BoD’s) annual dinner in early November.
Earlier this month, leading Charedi (Orthodox) rabbis published an open letter in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that was immediately attacked as fake by anti-Corbyn groups – to their embarrassment, as the letter was proven to be genuine.
The Jewish Chronicle sat on evidence for several days that proved its authenticity, before finally publishing an article mentioning it just after being notified by the SKWAWKBOX that this blog was about to publish it. The same publication failed to publish a letter by Shraga Stern, a prominent Charedi activist.
Now Mr Stern has written to the BoD politely informing them of the planned protest and the reasons for it:
We will be holding a protest from Charedi Jews outside the dinner to voice that BoD do not represent 50,000 Charedi Jews…
Please be assured that it will be a peaceful protest and I’m more then happy to meet you so we can work together on making sure that it all runs well.
The guest of honour at the dinner will be London Mayor Sadiq Khan, pictured above with BoD president Marie van der Zyl. The BoD has been at the forefront of allegations of ‘Labour antisemitism’.
The BoD has been contacted for comment.
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