LET’S GET TOGETHER
Nothing unites Jews more than a rise in antisemitism but for some reason there is a certain lack of unity when it comes to the Anglo-Jewish community. We have become too comfortable and the leadership appears, as generations of leaders have before, reluctant to make waves.
What strategies there are to defend Israel or stand up to antisemitism are casual and transient. It’s all very well holding a flag-waving sing-song in Trafalgar Square or writing letters to MPs, but the truth is that rallies of this kind do little to convince the unconvinced while MPs are governed by their constituencies.
It is all too easy to lay the blame for communal inactivity in response to current problems at the door of the leadership. The whole community needs to shoulder much of the blame.
How difficult would it be to form a co-ordinating group made up of representatives of the major Jewish organisations that would ensure that protest was effective, vociferous and numerically strong?
We rely all too often on admirable non-Jews such as Rod Liddle, Richard Littlejohn and Richard Kemp. As welcome as their support is, the future of our community lies in our hands. Jeffrey Leader Mellows Road, Clayhall, Essex