British Board of Deputies backs campaign

The Board of Deputies of British Jews this week backed an international campaign to secure the rights of Jews forced out of Arab countries since 1948, the Jewish Chronicle reports.

The European Jewish Congress is due to launch the International Rights and Redress Campaign in November in order to raise awareness of the existence and heritage of Jewish refugees.

Board vice-president Flo Kaufman represented Anglo-Jewry in Brussels this week as delegates took their demand for compensation to politicians at the European Union.

She told the JC that the Board was very supportive of the campaign and was already considering ways to bring it to the attention of the British government.

“Once the campaign is launched we hope to have put the issue on the agenda in the UK,” she said.

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