Jews forced to hide their identity is a “red line” issue, Home Secretary tells Board of Deputies President

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Home Secretary James Cleverly at a Jewish communal meeting in North London January 2024. Photo: © BOD

Home Secretary James Cleverly has held urgent talks with Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl over concerns about the policing of regular pro-Palestine protests in the capital in which he said protecting the community’s right to show they were Jewish is a “red line” issue.

President Marie van der Zyl has spoken to the Home Secretary regarding her great concern at some of the policing displayed at the regular ‘anti-Israel’ protests in the centre of London.

Later today, the Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council, London Jewish Forum, Union of Jewish Students, and Community Security Trust will be meeting with Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley for urgent talks over Jewish communal concerns regarding the policing of anti-Israel protests in London.

Full report at: Jewish News

 

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