JLC chief urged to ‘apologise or resign’ over CAA criticism

A communal row erupted this week after the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council dismissed figures suggesting one-in-three British Jews have considered leaving the UK.

The furore stemmed from a video blog by JLC chief Simon Johnson [pictured, right], published last Friday, which lambasted the survey results of a YouGov poll commissioned by Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.

The CAA claimed around 30 percent of British Jews were considering emigrating because of anti-Semitism fears, but Johnson took to the airwaves to attack the stats as nonsense, saying they were unrepresentative and amounted to scaremongering.

In the video, Johnson slapped the CAA down, saying: “It is beholden on organisations to never sensationalise anti-Semitism.”

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Source:  News Now/Jewish News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.