Ivan Lewis

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Ivan Lewis
(politician)
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Wielding great influence on British Jewry

In 2008, The Jeruselem Chronicle declared 'the top spots' on their second annual list of those who 'wield the greatest influence on British Jewry'. Ivan Lewis is listed at number 35[1]. The criteria for being listed is described as 'those with a vision for Jewish life in this country and who did their utmost to bring it about using either money; persuasion; religion; culture; political or social leadership; or simply inspiring through word and deed'[2].

The article's sole comment on Lewis describes him as 'Bury South MP and a prominent figure in Manchester Jewish life'[3].

Others included in the top 30 of the list were Lord Levy (number 9), Ron Prosor (number 10), Daniel Finkelstein (number 11), John Mann (number 17), Jonathan Freedland (number 18), Julia Neuberger (number 19), Lord Janner (number 20), Prime Minister Gordon Brown (number 29) & Poju Zabludowicz (number 30)[4].

Trips to Israel

Lewis is included in a list of MPs who had their trips to Israel sponsored by Labour Friends of Israel in recent years.



References

  1. The Jewish Chronicle JC Power 100: Sacks stays on top, as new names emerge. 9th May 2008. Accessed 16th August 2008
  2. The Jewish Chronicle How we made our selection 9th May 2008. Accessed 16th August 2008
  3. The Jewish Chronicle JC Power 100: Sacks stays on top, as new names emerge. 9th May 2008. Accessed 16th August 2008
  4. The Jewish Chronicle JC Power 100: Sacks stays on top, as new names emerge. 9th May 2008. Accessed 16th August 2008