Statement on Moty Cristal Legal Action

Professor Moty Cristal is an Israeli negotiator who was booked to run a seminar on behalf of Manchester Mental Health Trust, an NHS trust in England in May 2012. On learning that Moty was Israeli, the main Trade Union UNISON claimed that it would be a breach of Union policy for them to be trained by an Israeli and the Trust subsequently cancelled Moty's booking.

Following recent media inquiries, a spokesman for the Jewish Leadership Council confirmed that it was supporting Moty Cristal in taking legal action against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and UNISON for discrimination. He added that they were liaising closely with the Government of Israel in this matter. Because the early stages of proceedings have begun, he was unable to comment further.

Media coverage of the case can be found in The GuardianThe Jewish News and Haaretz.