Manchester pro-Israel rally cancelled

By Josh Jackman, January 19, 2016

The national pro-Israel rally supported by all major communal organisations has been cancelled because the venue has pulled out.

The “Say No To Terror: Stand With Israel” event was due to take place in Manchester’s Sheridan Suite function rooms on January 31, with around 2,000 people expected to attend.

But it will now happen in March at another location, after the venue in the north-east of the city decided against hosting the event.

Organised by the North West Friends of Israel to show solidarity after the recent spate of terror attacks in Israel, the rally has received support from the Chief Rabbi, Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council, Zionist Federation and the Israeli embassy, as well as grassroots groups around Britain.

The Sheridan Suite has been asked for comment.

Last updated: 3:18pm, January 19 2016