A Jewish manifesto aimed at guiding election candidates on key concerns for the community has been published ahead of next month’s vote for the capital’s mayor and London Assembly.
The document, published by the London Jewish Forum, Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council, highlights #TenCommitments that candidates are being asked to support.
These include the implementation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism, ensuring faith and culturally sensitive provision of public services and opposition to boycotts of Israel.
Also among the policy asks are concerns about transport routes affecting the community in the capital including a new plea for bus routes linking Golders Green to Stamford Hill and the retention of routes threatened with the axe, often used by Jewish students.
Adrian Cohen and Andrew Gilbert, co-chairs of the LJF said: “The last year has been incredibly tough for Londoners, including our Jewish community. This manifesto will give our elected officials a guide to addressing the needs of London’s
“This manifesto will give our elected officials a guide to addressing the needs of London’s Jewish community as we come out of this pandemic. We very much look forward to working with the next mayor, their team and the London Assembly to support the Jewish community.”
The Board has also published separate manifestos for Scotland and Wales.
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