Statement on arrest of far-right activist Joshua Bonehill

Board vice president Jonathan Arkush has reacted to the news that far-right activist Joshua Bonehill has been arrested and banned from travelling within the M25.

He said: “It does not come as a surprise to discover that the Joshua Bonehill, a self-promoting far-right activist with a criminal record, has been arrested again – this time for sending vile antisemitic tweets to MP Luciana Berger. Residents of Stamford Hill will be comforted to know that Bonehill has now been banned by police from travelling within the M25, which hopefully ends any prospect of his proposed ‘anti-Jewish’ march actually coming to fruition. It is also reassuring to see that police are taking strong measures to curb the actions of haters like him.”

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.