Why you should not be worried about Jewish adverts in the UK
The UK has been warned it is “potentially in for a real headache” if its Jewish community starts to feel the heat over its ads appearing on the country’s major public transport systems.
Advertising for the UK’s national rail network is one of the biggest sources of income for the Jewish community.
And the Jewish Agency has warned that it may lose some of its most lucrative clients, such as McDonalds, if the UK becomes a magnet for Israeli-produced fast food.
The agency’s chief executive, David Coughlan, said that if Jewish ads began appearing on Tube, TubeLink and DLR trains, the Jewish communities would not only have to deal with the inconvenience of the ads being removed from the train but also the potential loss of revenues.
Mr Coughlans comments came as a new report by the UK Government warned that a new round of anti-Semitism on British streets and in public places was rising.
The report, which was released on Wednesday, was based on the results of an extensive survey conducted by the Government’s Jewish and Jewish minority agency.
“It’s a real worry that this kind of anti the Jewish message will come to people’s attention,” Mr Coughlang said.
“There are some very, very prominent people in the Jewish and Zionist community who would feel threatened and their livelihoods affected if they are perceived as being anti-Semitic.”
I think what this report does is to show that, yes, there are some people who have some political views that are extreme, but there are also a large number of people who are committed to a very liberal and tolerant society.
“The report also pointed to the fact that a small minority of Jewish organisations, such a Shomrim, operate within the Jewish Community.”
The Jewish Agency will have to assess the impact of these ads on its clientele and how they might respond to them,” said Mr Croughlans.”
However, we do not believe the ads themselves will have a substantial impact on the Jewish economy or community.
“A lot of the money that we see on TubeLink is funded by the government.
If they were to start to remove these ads, it would impact a significant proportion of our clients.”
In short, this report shows that there are significant risks for the Jews if they start to feel threatened.
“It comes as the Government published a consultation paper that aims to protect Jews from “anti-Semitic threats” on public transport in Britain.
The consultation paper said that in a “normal and fair society”, individuals could express their views about Jews and the state of Israel.
However, in Britain “the threat of physical harm is always a factor”, and the Government must “take all feasible measures to ensure that this does not happen”.
In addition, it said that the Government should “ensure that Jewish organisations do not become targets of anti Semitic hate and abuse”.
It was not immediately clear whether the Government would take the recommendations into account in its policy decisions.
But Mr Caughlan said the Government needed to “take steps to prevent this kind a threat to Jews”.
He said the UK would also be “at risk” if it became a “hotbed” for the growth of Israeli-made goods.”
The Jewish community in Britain is one part of the UK population that has a Jewish majority. “
In the same way, if a British company wanted an Israeli-branded product, they would need to be approved by the European Commission before that could happen.”
The Jewish community in Britain is one part of the UK population that has a Jewish majority.
It is estimated that over two-thirds of British Jews are non-Orthodox and a small number are Jewish converts.