The National Jewish Assembly (“the NJA”) announces that it will be holding a debate on the issue of building a Holocaust Memorial near Parliament on Sunday 11 September at 10.30 am.
The discussion will be held on Zoom and only members of the NJA will be able to attend and speak in the debate. However, those who subscribe to our principles as set out on our website (www.nja.org.uk) and who join before 12 noon on Friday 9 September (www.nja.org.uk/product/membership) can participate.
Gary Mond, Chairman of the NJA, said “This is a very important issue for the Jewish community and fully worthy of a comprehensive debate. Moreover, it should be a debate amongst friends.
“I have the greatest of respect for those advocating both for and against locating a Holocaust memorial and learning centre near Parliament. Both groups want only the best for the future of Holocaust remembrance and education, even though they might differ on the method of achieving this, and all of their views should be listened to and considered carefully.”
Mr Mond went on to say, “Yet what is most important is that the Jewish community as a whole, rather than just those who hold important communal positions, should have the opportunity to participate and make up their minds.
“Furthermore, it will also be helpful if those in positions of power who play any role in the final decision take note as to what is said.”
The National Jewish Assembly has also confirmed that it will remain strictly neutral in this debate.