Jewdas Statement at the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council 'Town Hall Meeting' 13/8/14 Stop Involving British Jews in the Conflict! In a time when some supporters of the Palestinian cause fail to distinguish between the actions of the state of Israel and Jews around the world, we oppose the blurring of this distinction by the Board of Deputies. When the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council act as ambassadors for the Netanyahu government they imply that diaspora Jews are connected to the conflict. Not only is this wrong, it puts us all in danger. Jewish communal bodies should not take a partisan position on this war, about which there are a range of divergent views within the Jewish community. Rather they should focus on building bridges in the UK, especially with the country's Muslim community, to make sure a conflict in the Middle East does not divide communities here.