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Chair of the Zionist Federation resigns

Paul Charney will step aside after nine years at the helm of British Jewry's pro-Israel advocacy group

Paul Charney at the ZF Balfour Lecture
Paul Charney at the ZF Balfour Lecture

The chairman of the Zionist Federation has stepped down after nine years in the role.

Paul Charney announced his resignation on Monday, with Richard Woolf taking over as acting chair and Robert Festenstein, as acting vice-chair.

Thanking him for his years at the Helm, the ZF said: “We are saddened to formally announce the resignation of Paul Charney”.

“We thank him deeply for his dedication in developing the ZF. In addition we should also like to thank Jonathan Turner for his contributions following his resignation as President last month as he is making Aliyah.

“They added, that “Israel and the Jewish Communities in the British Isles and Ireland are clearly facing many challenges and we at the ZF are determined to maintain our support for Israel in the face of ever increasing biased and dishonest reporting. We will be working hard over the next few months to work on strategies to deal with these issues, with a view to a more detailed announcement after the summer.”

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