Foreign Secretary David Miliband has agreed to address the Glasgow Jewish community early in 2009.
The meeting will be held under the auspices of the Glasgow Jewish Education Forum, which says that Mr Miliband was always its first choice among the government's heavy-hitters.
Local and MP and Minister for Europe Jim Murphy was pivotal in arranging the speaker and will chair the meeting, for which a date has not yet been set.
Mr Murphy said: "Through my work with the community for over 10 years, I am fully aware of the issues that
concern you and I can promise that the Foreign Secretary will address them."