Top Tory joins Glasgow’s guest list
SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE Party leader Ruth Davidson condemned antiIsrael boycotts as “futile and wrong” during an open meeting organised by Glasgow Jewish Representative Council on Monday.
Mrs Davidson, who attended with her deputy Jackson Carlaw, stressed her party’s support for Israel and dealt with topics including antisemitism during an hour-long Q&A.
She is the latest major Scottish polit- ical figure to address the Jewish community in recent months, following Nicola Sturgeon and Jim Murphy. Next up will be the Scottish Green Party’s Patrick Harvie.
Rep council president Paul Morron said the meetings had been designed to foster closer ties after “a bad outbreak of antisemitism in Glasgow on the back of the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.
“It really impacted on our community at quite a deep level,” Mr Morron explained. “These meetings have been SEE MORE STORIES/PHOTOS very important in indicating a visible, public concern.
“And for the p o l i t i c i a n s , I think it’s given them a direct i n s i g h t i n t o where the community is at. I t hi nk t hey’ v e learned a great deal from it.”