Official Rabbinical Statements on English Defence League

The Foundation is very pleased to bring to your attention this very important initiative.

The Joseph Interfaith Foundationís Council of Imams and Rabbis is most concerned about the following matter. It has been brought to our attention that as the result of English Defence League propaganda and the waving of the Israeli flag at their demonstrations against the Muslims, a misunderstanding has arisen that the Jewish community supports EDL or the waving of the Israeli flag by them.

The Council wishes rigorously to dispel this fallacious perception. Therefore, we have asked all Rabbinical Assemblies in Britain and the Board of Deputies of British Jews to make official statements regarding this matter. A number of key bodies have done so and the statements are attached above for your information.