Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush criticises Paris Conference
16 January 2017
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Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has criticised the Paris Conference on the Israel-Palestine conflict, to which neither Israelis nor Palestinians were invited.

Jonathan Arkush said: “Last week at my meeting with Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood, I expressed my strong belief that the Paris Conference would not further peace process if it did not stress the need for bilateral talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I am therefore glad that the UK Government has made this clear in its statement, and gone further to say clearly that the timing and format of this conference was very questionable, drawing praise from the UK Jewish community and from across the Jewish world. I will be writing to the Minister to express our agreement.”