MANCHESTER NEWS
Rep Council slammed over ‘terminated membership’

A LONG-SERVING member of the Manchester Jewish Representative Council has slammed the organisation after they told him his membership had been terminated.

And Raymond Solomon, who was last week told he would no longer be its delegate to the Board of Deputies, believes he is being treated unfairly.

The dispute started when he allegedly asked Board president Marie van der Zyl to justify her claim that George Floyd’s murder by American police officer Derek Chauvin in May, 2020, was “racist”.

The Rep Council axed him — and was then informed that it “had acted unilaterally in order to rescind your membership”.

“The subsequent negative comments about me on social media have been devastating to my family,” Mr Solomon told the Jewish Telegraph.

“I am very disappointed because I have so much more to offer the community.

“No one should be treated this way.”

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