Here is British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson’s Hanukkah 2016 message to the Jewish community:

“As we approach the Festival of Lights, I want to send my best wishes to all celebrating Chanukah. This is a time for family, reflection and hope.

“As the sacrifices of the Maccabees remind us, light can shine through even in the darkest of moments. The UK continues to stand with the State of Israel, and I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to Jewish communities in the pursuit of peace and security across the world.

“The UK will pursue the fight against antisemitism, and we remain committed to defeating it wherever it is found. I am clear that there is no such place for hatred in our society.

“Together, we can build a brighter future. Chag Sameach, and I wish everyone a very happy and peaceful holiday.”