Tottenham chief resigns over “lack of moral clarity” on Israel-Hamas conflict

The chairman of Tottenham’s Tribute Trust, Jonathan Adelman, announced his resignation in an open letter that criticized the team’s response to the Hamas attack in Israel.

In light of the club’s inadequate response to the most recent Hamas attacks in Israel, the chairman of Tottenham’s Tribute Trust has resigned.

Following the terrorist group’s strike last Saturday, more than 1,300 people died. Since then, Israel has reacted with airstrikes that have killed over 1,400 civilians in Gaza.

The FA came under fire earlier in the week for being mute about the attacks, and more criticism followed when it was revealed that the Wembley arch would not be lit up in Israel’s blue and white before England’s game against Australia on Friday night.

Tottenham released a statement in response to the attacks on Thursday, joining the FA in doing so. The statement said: “The Club and our footballing family firmly condemns the appalling and savage acts of violence against innocent civilians and is startled and saddened by the developing crisis in Israel and Gaza. The victims, their families, and the affected communities have our deepest sympathies.

However, Jonathan Adelman, the charity’s chair, who was appointed to watch after former players for more than ten years, has harshly criticized the remark. He also said that he would be resigning due to the “lack of moral clarity” displayed by a team with strong ties to the Jewish community in an open letter to Tottenham director Donna Cullen and chairman Daniel Levy.

“I simply don’t understand what moral compass, if any, those who wrote and approved the club’s statement have given the savage butchery of Jews by Hamas, a proscribed terrorist organization,” the author of the letter wrote.

“I expected nothing better from the FA, but I did from our club,” the player said. “It’s not just because the club has a strong bond with the Jewish community and we have an Israeli player; it’s also because of the club’s commendable stance on things like taking a knee, standing with Ukraine, and other things.”

It has been an incredible honor to assist our former players in their time of need, first as a founding trustee and later as chair of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, said Adelman in reference to his own contribution.

“Dialogue with Daniel and occasionally with yourself (Cullen) was a necessary part of the chair’s job. Since I personally have zero tolerance for anyone who is unable to denounce the bestial slaughter of Jews, I am unable to interact with you any more.

Therefore, I have decided with my other trustees that I will step down as chair of the Tottenham Tribute Trust with immediate effect until such time as those who wrote and approved that statement are no longer at the club in light of your catastrophic loss of moral clarity. TTT will function without a chair for the time being after discussing the issue with my fellow trustees, who are totally supportive.

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