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British Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation last week as a patron of the
Jewish National Fund has been claimed by pro-Palestinian campaigners as being
the result of their lobbying efforts, The Guardian reported
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However, Downing Street stated that the JNF was only one of a
number of charities from which Cameron stepped down from recently, due to time
constraints, not ideology.
Sofiah Macleod, of the UK-based Stop the JNF
Campaign, told The Guardian that the organization’s lobbying had led Cameron to
“There has been a change in public opinion and awareness about
Israel’s behavior, and there was specific pressure on [Cameron] to step down
from the JNF,” she said. “We believe he has stepped down as a result of this
Given the establishment support that the JNF has
received, it’s not a decision he will have taken lightly.”