Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded to a letter sent by Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt following clashes between Israeli and Iranian forces in Syria. “Emily Thornberry’s recognition of Iran’s belligerence and state-backed antisemitism is inconsistent with her call to deprive Israel of the means to defend itself against Iranian aggression. Will Labour’s front bench give a cast-iron guarantee that if Israel is attacked by Iran or its proxies like Hezbollah or Hamas, that Labour would support Israel’s defence of its civilians? British Jews are invested in the security of the region, not least because of our close familial and religious ties.”
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