UK urged to oppose all anti-Israel resolutions at UN meeting
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

UK urged to oppose all anti-Israel resolutions at UN meeting

Conservative Friends of Israel write to Middle East Minister James Cleverly asking it to stand against all 'hostile resolutions'

James Cleverly
James Cleverly

The foreign office has been urged to oppose all anti-Israel resolutions at the forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council meeting.

The government has previously committed to oppose permanent agenda Item 7 on the council. 

But during a meeting with Conservative Friends of Israel (CFOI) this week, MPs expressed concern about “other hostile resolutions.. including the ‘Accountability’ resolution tabled under Item 2”.

Following the meeting, CFOI  wrote to Middle East minister James Cleverly, saying “raised concerns over the International Criminal Court ruling at a pre-trial hearing that it has territorial jurisdiction to open a probe into allegations of war crimes in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. We urged the UK to voice opposition to this ruling publicly.”. 

It also brought up UK policy towards Iran and its “destabilising regional activities as well as its nuclear programme”, calling for Israel and regional Arab partners to be included in the process. 

Earlier in the month, a Jewish News investigation revealed antisemitism and incitement in UK-funded Palestinian textbooks. The letter says Britain must “not turn a blind eye” to incitement in the education system, calling for Britain to hold a review of material it funds 

The letter was signed by 15 MPs and two peers, including CFI parliamentary chairs in the Lords and Commons as well as Honorary President, Lord Polak. 

Letter from CFI to James Cleverly
Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish News also produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments