Ahead of Holyrood elections, the Jewish Community has launched a Manifesto for Scotland. The Jewish Manifesto for Scotland, drafted by the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council, addresses the issues that concern Jewish citizens of Scotland. The community’s policy priorities are summarised in the #TenCommitments that candidates are being asked to support, which include the implementation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism, ensuring culturally sensitive provision of public services, promoting of links to Israel and supporting anti-racist education.
A spokesperson for the organisations said: “The last year has been incredibly hard for everyone. So many people have lost, or know someone who has lost a loved one. As Scotland recovers and rebuilds from the pandemic, this manifesto provides a guide for next intake of MSPs on how to best represent Jewish Scots. We look forward to working with the new Scottish Parliament and Government on implementing our manifesto proposals, and we urge all candidates and elected representatives to endorse the principles summarised in the #tencommitments to help ensure that Scotland continues to be a great place to be Jewish. ”