The Board of Deputies has distanced itself from the Muslim Council of Britain after the latter was found to have links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jewish community leaders this week clarified that they had "no formal relationship" with their Muslim peers and that they only worked together on joint statements last year because of the backlash against Israel over Gaza.

"Summer 2014 was a highly special situation when it was necessary to take effective steps to clamp down on anti-Semitism," said Board President Jonathan Arkush.

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