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