Jeremy Newmark is a British Jewish Zionist activist who was chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC). JLC is one of the foremost Israeli lobbies in the UK.1 Newmark was also former chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, one of the most important pro-Israel lobbies in the Labour Party alongside the “Labour Friends of Israel” group. Newmark has been regarded as one of the most influential pro-Israel lobbyists in the party.
In an interview with Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Newmark said that through the JLC, pro-Israeli lobbyists were “liaising closely with the government of Israel” in order to repel criticism against Israel in the UK. At a conference in 2011, Newmark called on pro-Israel activists to join political parties “and become a voice for Israel.”2
Newmark faced serious financial fraud charges which caused his resignation from the JLM.3 He also stepped down from his position in JLC after financial irregularities were exposed.4