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Date set for Corbyn meeting with Jonathan Arkush and Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Arkush, Board president, and Jonathan Goldstein, JLC chairman, confirmed that they have arranged a meeting with the Labour leader

    Thirty-three Barnet Labour members have signed a letter defending Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: Getty Images)
    Thirty-three Barnet Labour members have signed a letter defending Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: Getty Images)

    Jeremy Corbyn will meet leaders of the Jewish community on April 24, it has been announced. 

    The Labour leader agreed to sit down with representatives of the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council earlier this month following increased anger over his failure to tackle antisemitism.  

    Writing in the Observer today, Jonathan Arkush, Board president, and Jonathan Goldstein, JLC chairman, confirmed they would meet Mr Corbyn on Tuesday week. 

    Referring to the "Enough is Enough" demonstration organised by their groups, the pair wrote: "Last month’s protest was a necessary moment of catharsis, as painful for Labour as it was for our community, but we cannot now return to 'business as usual'. 

    "We need this to be a genuine turning point and will do everything we can to make it so. 

    "We can achieve this together if Corbyn can fulfil his pledge to be our 'militant ally' in the fight against antisemitism and demonstrate his understanding that what is now needed is firm action and not just words."

    It is not yet known who will accompany Mr Arkush and Mr Goldstein to the meeting, or who will join Mr Corbyn, although Jennie Formby, Labour general secretary, was also invited to attend. 

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