The conference was an enormous success, by any standard, for the organisers, the Manchester Jewish community and the inspiration behind the event, Rabbi Jonathan Guttentag.
More than 700 people attended the event aimed at encouraging grass-roots advocacy and activism to counter the delegitimisation of Israel in the UK.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Daniel Taub, was the keynote speaker and – as if briefed by CiF Watch before his speech! – called out the Guardian’s Deborah Orr for opprobrium as an especially egregious example of journalists who, abandoning any claim to objectivity, employ antisemitic tropes in the service of undermining the Jewish state’s right to exist.
- Israel’s Ambassador to UK singles out Guardian’s Deborah Orr for criticism at Manchester conference (cifwatch.com)
- CiF Watch @ ‘Big Tent for Israel’ conference in Manchester, Nov. 27th (cifwatch.com)
- Big Tent for Israel – A Day to Remember (Ray Cook)
- Zionists back to Manchester! (Richard Millett)