Board to quiz career politicians
The Board is to investigate allegations that politicians are using anti-semitism as a means to progress their own careers without actually understanding what anti-semitism is.
The move comes after recent reports that political groups such as Labour and Conservative have accused each other of anti-semitism.
The Board will be questioning leaders of both parties and quizzing them on what they know about being Jewish.
Among the questions being asked are:
1. If you imply someone is anti-semitic are you doing this in order to jump on the anti-semitism bandwagon?
2. Who was the brother of Moses?
3. Who was the first Jew to land on the moon?
“It\’s obvious that career politicians are trying to use the increase of anti-semitism to build up their own careers. For years they couldn\’t really care but now anything that shows Jewish people will be used by them,” said Board vice-president of community affairs Liz Abrams. “We don\’t need politicians to only show interest in Jewish issues by trying to make something big out of nothing.”
The Board recognises free speech across the UK and when it saw the image of shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin and Tory leader Michael Howard emblazed on two flying pigs, it like many people laughed and didn\’t consider it to be in any way anti-semitic.
“A couple of politicians thought it would be in their own career interests to make an issue of it. Quite frankly, we are sick of politicians who have on idea what anti-semitism is,” Liz Abrams added. “If it was anti-semitic, we would say so, but it is not.”