American and British Jewish advocacy groups sign deal to work together


( The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Board of Deputies of British Jews signed an international association agreement to work together, they announced Thursday.

The logo of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Credit: Board of Deputies of British Jews

“Our organizations share a vision and commitment to ensuring the well-being of Jews worldwide and for the state of Israel through global advocacy,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “From our many past joint efforts, we have only the highest admiration and appreciation for the tremendous work of the Board of Deputies. We look forward to deepening and expanding our cooperation.”

Following the Brexit vote, Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron expects AJC and the British group to “make the most of this opportunity toward our common goal of protecting the well-being of the Jewish people both here in the UK and internationally.

Already the organizations have joined forces on several projects. AJC and the Board of Deputies partnered this year on AJC’s Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign. More than 500 U.S. and European mayors, including the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, have pledged to combat the rise of anti-Semitism.

Posted on October 13, 2016 .