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Simon Johnson discussing Antisemitism on Revelation TV

As part of a Revelation TV investigation into antisemitism in the UK, JLC Chief Executive Simon Johnson contributed to the programme.

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Statement by JLC Chair Jonathan Goldstein Regarding the Antisemitic Article Published in the Sunday Times (Irish Edition)

Jonathan Goldstein, Chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, said:


“The Editor of The Sunday Times, Martin Ivens, phoned me last night to apologise for the antisemitic article published in this weekend’s Sunday Times (Irish Edition).
“We will meet in September and Mr Ivens has agreed then to discuss how this article managed to get through the editorial process.
“I am grateful for the swift initial steps taken by Mr Ivens. However, given the record-breaking rise in antisemitic incidents reported by CST and antisemitism’s unfortunate prominence in our national discourse over recent months, it is the editorial process that remains a concern.
“I look forward to meeting Mr Ivens to discuss how such incidents can be avoided in the future.”

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JLC Chair Jonathan Goldstein Statement On The Resolution of Rabbi Joseph Dweck

"I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to Chief Rabbi Mirvis for his leadership and for the thoughtful way in which he and the Review Committee have resolved what has clearly been a complex and sensitive matter.

The studious deliberations of and constructive approach adopted by the Chief Rabbi and his fellow Review Committee members have led to an outcome that allows us to move forward together as a united community.

“Rabbi Dweck is a passionate spiritual leader who has been very successful at sharing his enthusiasm and connecting with congregants from all walks of life. I am happy he will be able to continue this important work for the benefit of the entire British Jewish community."

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JLC elects Mark Adlestone OBE,DL as new Trustee

The Jewish Leadership Council announces the appointment of Mr Mark Adlestone OBE DL as a Trustee to undertake a three year term.

Mr Adlestone brings with him a wealth of experience across a variety of issues that are at the core of the JLC’s strategic priorities. As Chair of The Fed in Manchester, his views and expertise will contribute to the JLC’s efforts to address the challenges facing the community’s care sector.

Mr Adlestone oversaw the merger between The Fed and Heathlands Village, and his input and guidance will enrich Chairman Jonathan Goldstein’s focus on ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the community.

Bringing to bear his Manchester experience, Mr Adlestone will also help drive the JLC’s regional outreach, working with the External Affairs team and colleagues across the country to deliver for British Jews across the UK.

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Finsbury Park Terrorist Attack

Following the terrorist attack last night, Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council said:

“We utterly condemn the vile, terrorist attack at the Finsbury Park Mosque last night. To target those at worship or observing their faith is a betrayal of our British values of tolerance, respect and kindness, on which our society is built. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.”

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Simon Johnson Election Analysis - First snapshot of the new House of Commons

JLC Chief Executive Simon Johnson gives the first snapshot of the results and the potential impact of the House of Commons on the Jewish community on the morning after the 2017 General Election.

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JLC Comment on Jeremy Corbyn attending memorial to Munich Massacre Terrorists

Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council said:

"In light of today's news reports, it is high time that Jeremy Corbyn clarify his views regarding Palestinian terrorism. At first sight, attending a wreath laying ceremony for a known terrorist, who led one of the most notorious acts of international terrorism, the attack on the Munich Olympics, would appear to be beyond the pale."

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JLC Weekly with Simon Johnson - 19 May 2017

JLC Weekly update with our Chief Executive Simon Johnson. This week the General Election, our upcoming hustings and antizionist attempts to stop the adoption and implementation of the IHRA antisemitism definition.

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JLC Weekly with Simon Johnson - 12 May 2017

JLC Weekly update with our Chief Executive Simon Johnson. This week covering FIFA, Christ College at Cambridge University the anniversary of the Six Day War and election manifestos.

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Public Statement on behalf of Christ’s College Cambridge concerning a complaint of anti-Semitism

In Autumn 2016, Christ’s College, Cambridge, received a complaint by two Jewish students from other colleges that they had been subjected to racial and anti-Semitic abuse by students of Christ’s at a party, held outside the College, organised by the Marguerites and Hippolytans Societies, two Christ’s College sporting societies. The Complaints were investigated by the College, as a result of which two Christ’s students were disciplined for swearing and physical aggression, although no finding of racist or anti-Semitic abuse was made.  The Societies were prevented from organising social events out of College for the remainder of the academic year. Events in College were allowed subject to supervision.

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