Posted by: CS | May 30, 2011

UK PM, David Cameron forced to step down as patron of Jewish National Fund

By Gilad Atzmon

The Guardian reported today that British PM, David Cameron, has stepped down as a patron of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in a “move pro-Palestinian campaigners claim is a result of pressure.”

The JNF was originally a Zionist fund set up to buy land in Palestine to establish Jewish settlements before the creation of the state of Israel. Since 1948 it has been operating as a global charity specialising in planting trees over Palestinian stolen land and eradicated villages.

Sofiah Macleod of the UK-based Stop the JNF Campaign told the Guardian that it was the organisation’s lobbying that had led Cameron to withdraw. “There has been a change in public opinion and awareness about Israel’s behaviour and there was specific pressure on [Cameron] to step down from the JNF,” she said.” …

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