Minister Jo Johnson to join Labour MPs at Limmud Festival

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Minister Jo Johnson to join Labour MPs at Limmud Festival

Political figures including Stella Creasy, Alex Sobel and John Mann to headline the festival of Jewish learning in December

Top: John Mann and Stella Creasy. Bottom: Alex Sobel and Jo Johnson.
Top: John Mann and Stella Creasy. Bottom: Alex Sobel and Jo Johnson.

MPs and Ministers are to attend this year’s Limmud in Birmingham, organisers of the Jewish learning and culture festival have revealed.

Among those confirmed as attending are Universities Minister Jo Johnson, brother of Boris, as well as Labour MPs Stella Creasy, Alex Sobel and John Mann.

Also in attendance will be Jon Lansman, the Jewish head of Momentum, the left-wing grassroots group that swept Jeremy Corbyn to power.

Johnson will be discussing anti-Semitism on campus, the move to encourage British universities to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism and its impact on free speech.

From Israel will be Aliza Lavie, a Member of the Knesset and influential civil rights campaigner, who will be discussing the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora at the four-day conference taking place 24-28 December.

Representing the centrist Yesh Atid Party, she heads the Knesset Subcommittee on Combating Trafficking in Women and Prostitution, and is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, the Ethics Committee and the Special Committee for Public Petitions.

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