Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue Terrorist Attack

The JRC join our national representative bodies and Jewish communities around the world in condemning the awful attack on the Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.  We are relieved that the hostages emerged from their ordeal physically unscathed. It is profoundly troubling that the terrorist who perpetrated this crime is from Blackburn,...

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Cllr Ron Cooper Suspended Over Antisemitic Comment

  The JRC joined communal stakeholders to raise directly with The Labour Party the issue of antisemitic comments made by Cllr Ron Cooper who represented Tanhouse Ward on West Lancashire Borough Council: ‘Upon being notified of the disgraceful antisemitic comments made by Cllr Cooper, we joined communal stakeholders and immediately...

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Richard Hesketh Jailed for Antisemitc Abuse Campaign

  The JRC welcomes the news that Greater Manchester based far-right activist Richard Hesketh has received a significant custodial sentence.  The antisemitic material he created and proactively shared across social media platforms was viewed millions of times.  We should like to thank Greater Manchester Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and...

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Andy Burnham – The frequency of antisemitic hate crime is distressing

    Following the establishment of the GMCA (Greater Manchester Combined Authority) in 2017, the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester, Jewish Leadership Council and Community Security Trust have regularly met with Mayor Andy Burnham and his staff.  In keeping with this continual dialogue, Jewish Representative Council CEO and JLC Regional...

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