New Labour MP Catherine West has prioritised maintaining strong relations with the Jewish community in her north London constituency but warned that she would have backed the Palestinian independence had she been in the Commons.
Mrs West won Hornsey and Wood Green from the Liberal Democrats, beating the Jewish sitting MP, Lynne Featherstone by a majority of just over 11,000 votes.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has stated that any allegation of child sexual abuse must be reported to the police “without delay”, following last week’s conviction of a Charedi teacher for sexual assault.
All rabbis under the authority of the chief rabbi are to be asked to attend a mandatory seminar being organised by the United Synagogue to alert them to the dangers of abuse.
Scottish Jews experienced almost as many antisemitic incidents in one month last year as in the whole of 2013, prompting some to consider leaving the country.
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) put the spike down to the conflict in Gaza last summer, reporting that it led to “unprecedented expressions of fear, anxiety, insecurity, and alienation.”