In the aftermath of yesterday’s appalling far-right attack in Halle, the Board of Deputies of British Jews has announced a public meeting at the House of Commons on the rising threat of the far-right, with a panel featuring former far-right activist Matthew Collins, who now works for HOPE not Hate.
Also appearing on the panel will be Dr Omar Khan – Director, Runnymede Trust; Anna Soubry MP – Leader of The Independent Group for Change; Amanda Bowman – Vice President, Board of Deputies of British Jews and a representative from the Community Security Trust.
Amanda Bowman, who will chair the meeting, said: “The past few years have seen far-right terrorist attacks – particularly on Jews and Muslims, not only in the UK but also in Germany, New Zealand, Norway and the USA. We’ve also seen the worrying re-emergence of far-right political parties and rhetoric. This cannot go unchallenged, and fighting this lethal hate must be an urgent priority for the Jewish community.”
HATE ON THE MARCH: How should the Jewish community respond to the rise of the far right?
Thursday 12 December, 2019
7pm, Committee Room 14, House of Commons