Cameron’s Leeds shul visit ‘not about J-Soc’

The Jewish Chronicle - - HOME NEWS - BY NATHAN JEFFAY

CON­SER­VA­TIVE LEADER David Cameron was due to meet Jewish stu­dents in Leeds to­day, af­ter a day tour­ing the city’s mosques.

He is due to hold a private meet­ing for 30 to 60 stu­dents at Beth Hame­drash Ha­gadol Syn­a­gogue, and a shorter ses­sion with Jewish res­i­dents.

Ru­mours were cir­cu­lat­ing among stu­dents that they were granted the meet­ing be­cause of cur­rent hos­til­ity to the J-Soc at Leeds Univer­sity. How­ever, Mr Cameron’s of­fice, UJS, and the J-Soc it­self said this was not the case. UJS, which ar­ranged the meet­ing, said it was largely to “bal­ance out” the mosque vis­its by en­gag­ing with an­other faith and al­low Mr Cameron to meet “young mem­bers of an eth­nic mi­nor­ity”. The spokesman added: “His of­fice does also want to ad­dress ex­trem­ism and rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion, and how it af­fects Jews.” J-Soc chair­man Josh Landy said stu­dents hoped to “ed­u­cate him on our con­cerns”.

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