Benjamin Perl

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Born in Israel, Benjamin Perl has lived in London for over 40 years. His business Sixtrees Ltd is headquartered in Huntingdon, Cambs, where he became a close personal friend of former Prime Minister Sir John Major. That friendship was instrumental in enabling Mr Perl to launch his “Towards 20 Schools” initiative in 1991. Since then, Mr Perl has more than reached his goal, establishing Jewish schools in London and beyond.[1]

Supporting illegal settlements?

Perl is trustee of the Education in Israel Trust a UK charity. The trust is given as the address for the UK Friends of Ariel University which raises funds for Ariel University, a higher education institution in Israel built entirely in an illegal settlement in the West Bank.[2]

At a Conservative meeting hosted at Perl's Pillar Hotel on Thursday 13th September 2012, 'local people were presented with an opportunity to ask direct questions about the Government’s policy and approach on issues connected with the Middle East. A wide range of questions included the impact of the American Presidential elections, the Foreign Secretary’s recent comments on the decision by the Israeli Cabinet to change the status of the Ariel University, settlements in the West Bank, and the future for the Peace Process in Israel.[3]

A photo reproduced on the website of Matthew Offord MP showing Perl with the minister and three local Tory MPs. The caption for the photo read: 'Hendon resident and owner of The Pillar, Mr Benjamin Perl MBE, is accompanied by Middle East Mnister Alistair Burt MP, Theresa Villiers MP (Chipping Barnet), Mike Freer MP (Finchley & Golders Green) and Matthew Offord MP (Hendon)[3]


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  1. Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School Our people. Accessed 29 August 2015.
  2. Ariel University Ariel University Projects. Accessed 29 August 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Matthew Offord MP Local residents question Foreign Minister on Middle East issues19 September, 2012.