Meet the Leader of the ‘Jewish Division’ of the English Defense League
“The EDL’s supposed ‘support’ for Israel is empty and duplicitous,” Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, told the Jewish Chronicle in June. “It is built on a foundation of Islamophobia and hatred, which we reject entirely. Sadly, we know only too well what hatred for hatred’s sake can cause. The overwhelming majority will not be drawn in by this transparent attempt to manipulate a tense political conflict.”
Roberta Moore, 39, a petite woman in a colorful outfit, speaks in a rolling Brazilian accent and works for a commercial firm. A Jew born in Rio de Janeiro, she once lived in Israel and now resides in north London. She is not exactly the stereotypical EDL member the media likes to depict, but Moore is one of the most prominent activists in the group’s so-called Jewish division. In her heart she is an unrestrained Kahanist - at least according to fans on her Facebook page.