Se­cure­ourschools

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

The level of se­cu­rity in Jewish schools was picked out by MPs who in­ves­ti­gated an­tisemitism in 2006 as one of the most dis­turb­ing as­pects they un­cov­ered. They were even more shocked to dis­cover that it was paid for by par­ents. The gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to fund fu­ture se­cu­rity mea­sures last year was wel­comed by the en­tire com­mu­nity. So the 14 coun­cils with Jewish schools which seem un­will­ing to sign up to this ap­pear to be run­ning against a very strong tide. They will find that in John Mann MP, chair of the Par­lia­men­tary All-Party An­tisemitism group, they have come up against a for­mi­da­ble leg­is­la­tor who will make it his busi­ness to sort them out — prob­a­bly in pretty short or­der. Mr Mann has launched an un­prece­dented cru­sade against an­tisemitism. He has al­ready brought re­sults in a num­ber of ar­eas in what is, in Par­lia­men­tary terms, a rel­a­tively short time. The coun­cils would be wise to do the right thing — and give the com­mu­nity the se­cu­rity it needs.

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