Chief Rabbi Parliamentary Briefing
Parliamentarians of all parties and both houses came to hear Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis give his first address in parliament, under the auspices of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism.
The Chief Rabbi gave his thoughts on the history of antisemitism, followed by a detailed update on antisemitism in Europe and the UK twinned with personal anecdotes. He answered a wide range of questions relating to antisemitism including on matters relating to the Middle East, circumcision, kosher ritual slaughter and the Holocaust.
He was warmly received by all those present, which included:
Mike Freer MP (Chair), Mike Gapes MP, Louise Ellman MP, Jonathan Djanogly MP, Eric Ollerenshaw MP, Mark Durkan MP, Seema Malhotra MP, David Burrowes MP, Ian Austin MP, Lord Howard of Lympne, Lord Carlile of Berriew, Lord Mendelsohn of Finchley, Lord Beecham, Baroness Deech, Baroness Hayman and Lord Alderdice.