Statement regarding the boycott of the UK Jewish Film Festival by the Tricycle Theatre Company

The Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council are appalled by the decision of Tricycle Theatre Company to boycott the UK Jewish Film Festival. The event is a celebration of global Jewish culture and is inherently apolitical. This decision is shameful and shows that boycotts of Israel inevitably lead to the harassment of Jewish culture and individuals across the world.

Simon Johnson, Chief Executive Jewish Leadership Council and Gillian Merron, Chief Executive Board of Deputies