Commons debate on love-tug case?
GRAHAM Stringer MP is to ask Foreign Office minister David Liddington to make representations to Austria about the case of Manchester tug-oflove mother Beth Alexander.
He will also seek a debate in parliament when the Commons returns in January.
Mother of four-year-old twins, Beth, who is estranged from her Viennese husband, has access to the children for only six hours a week and on alternate Sundays.
Now, a leading Australian educationalist has joined in the calls to right the injustice many feel she has suffered at the hands of the Austrian courts.
Rabbi James Kennard, who was head of Manchester’s King David High School Yavneh, has hit out at Vienna Chabad which forbids Beth to see her children at their kindergarten, or even to be kept abreast of their progress — or lack of it, as she insists.
He has written to Chabad describing their actions as “completely out of character for Chabad”.
Rabbi Kennard, referring to “this terrible situation” about which “Chabad still does nothing”, says that its director [Rabbi Jacob Biderman] “continues to make statements that are simply untrue”.