July 27, 2007

Brown joins the Jewish National Fund

According to the Jewish Chronicle, as soon as Gordon Brown became Prime Minister the President of the JNF UK sent him an invitation to become an honorary patron. He has happily accepted.
A spokesman for Mr Brown told the JC: “The Prime Minister supports a number of charities and has agreed to become a patron of the Jewish National Fund UK in order to encourage their work to promote charitable projects for everyone who lives in Israel.”
Everyone? It seems like only yesterday that the MK who proposed the law copper-fastening the JNF's Jews only policies said:
The JNF is not obligated to work for non-Jewish settlement.
Actually it might have been only yesterday.

Apparently Arabs are about 20% of Israel's population. What does the UK's Jewish National Fund do for them that the Israeli JNF doesn't?

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