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Lunch with King of Jordan

Earlier today leaders of the UK Jewish community held a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Habima at the Globe

Earlier this week, Israel’s national theatre, Habima, had the honour of taking to Shakespeare’s own stage to perform, in Hebrew, The Merchant of Venice.  The JLC, also had the pleasure of hosting HE Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, Lord and Lady Sacks, Lord Winston, Rabbi Danny Rich and other JLC members and dignitaries for Tuesday’s performance.

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JLC Welcomes Dropping of Proposed Charity Tax

The Jewish Leadership Council welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement this lunchtime that the proposed charity tax has been dropped. We agree with the NCVO that this is a victory for common sense; and we are proud of the role played by many of our member charities as part of the broader third sector campaign that achieved this success.

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Davis Tells Knesset Committee - UK Must Unequivocally Recognise Notion of Israel as Jewish State and Drop Palestinian ‘Right of Return Within Israel'

Idea of Jewish-Diaspora “Big Conversation” to be Aired at Full Knesset Session

Mick Davis, Chairman of the Board of the UK’s Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) yesterday called for a major overhaul of Israel’s engagement with Diaspora Jewry, in the form of an ongoing “Big Conversation” between Diaspora Jewish leaders and the Government of Israel.

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Gender Equality Survey: More than a third think quotas are the only way to change

The community needs more women leaders – and many believe that our organisations should be held to account to achieve this, a communal survey has shown.

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Equalities Act

We recently highlighted the array of challenges being addressed by our members in relation to anomalies created by the Equalities Act (2010) that impact upon faith based groups. Working with the Board of Deputies and specialist lawyers we have launched a survey aimed at quantifying the extent of the problem and to help us to develop a collective communal position. If you represent a charity please complete the survey by clicking here.

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Shlichim Visas - Success

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Queen's Speech

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FPCG & NUT

Last month, the Fair Play Campaign Group (a project of the JLC and Board of Deputies) successfully responded to a Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) inspired anti-Israel motion submitted to the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Annual Conference (which coincided with the first two days of Pesach).

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2012 London Mayoral & GLA Elections

The 2012 London Mayoral and GLA elections gave Jewish voters their opportunity to shape the capital's future and the London Jewish Forum welcomes the re-election of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

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