Board of Deputies thanks UK Government for stand against WHO on Israel

Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Richard Verber has praised the UK government for voting against a hostile World Health Organisation (WHO) resolution on Israel.

He said: “Thank you to the UK Government for taking a principled stand by voting against a resolution condemning Israel at the World Health Assembly of the WHO. The only resolution dealing with a specific country was aimed at Israel. In doing so, the UK rejected the politicisation of the important issue of health and the unacceptable anti-Israel bias present in UN bodies.”

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews
tel: +44 (0)20 7543 5400

Registered Office
2nd Floor
55 Ludgate Hill

Press Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7543 5437
mobile: +44 (0)7957 962 080

Join Us

Is your synagogue or organisation thinking of joining the Board of Deputies?

Contact: for further information about what is involved, the election timetable and procedures.

Charitable activities with which the Board are identified are funded by The Board of Deputies Charitable Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1058107), a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (No. 3239086). © Board of Deputies of British Jews, 2023.