Hoffman Booted out as Zionist Vice-President
|the photo that did it for Hoffman|
|Hoffman's nemesis - Mick Davies|
|A glum Hoffman looking worse for wear|
|Xtrata and UJIA/JLC boss - Micky Davis - doesn't take criticism from Zionist peti-bourgeois lightly|
|One of the more loveable things about JH was he was easily wound up|
|Hoffman contemplates humiliation at Ahava|
The result is that Jonathan Hoffman is no longer an officer of the Zionist Federation. No doubt there’s been much rending of clothes and wearing of sackcloth in North London this week.
It hasn’t been a good time for Hoffman. Last month, Hoffman (a supporter of Republic no less!) was told to stop blogging when working as the Greater London Authority’s Chief Economist Advisor! You can see some of his ‘work’ here. If you think this is another example of anti-Semitism then Jonathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for myself, well I was personally responsible for launching the 'Save the Hoffman' campaign but sometimes one just has to admit to defeat.
Solicitor Paul Charney made aliyah from South Africa in 1986 and served in an armoured division of the Israeli army for four years until 1996.
After moving to Britain he set up a law firm. Mr Charney is a member of Conservative Friends of Israel and previously worked with the Jewish Association of Business Ethics.
He will lead the ZF’s new board, elected at Sunday’s biennial conference. Eric Moonman and former chair Harvey Rose will serve as joint presidents, with Howard Ross and David Duke-Cohan as vice-chairs.
Former vice-president Jonathan Hoffman was not re-elected.
Around 100 people attended and heard from Dr Shimon Samuels, director for international relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, and Dr Mordechai Kedar, an expert on the Arab world and Palestinian Authority.
ZF director Alan Aziz said: “The conference illustrated how people will use criticism of Israel to showcase their own antisemitism.”