The Prime Minister released a video message for Rosh Hashanah, wishing a “sweet New Year” to the Jewish community in Britain and around the world. In the message he also readdressed his commitment to stamp out anti-Semitism in the UK.
Mr Cameron said: “As Jewish communities unite in prayer across the world, thoughts will turn to the tragic loss of life that we have seen following a number of horrific and abhorrent anti-Semitic attacks over the past year.
“Jewish communities will not be left to live in fear. As Prime Minister I will do everything I can to stamp out such hatred now and in the future.”
The Prime Minister added, “I deeply admire the way Jewish communities emphasise their responsibility for creating a better and fairer society for everyone.”
“This is one of the reasons the community has made such an immeasurable contribution to all areas of British life.”
The Prime Ministers message comes at a time where the Jewish community in Britain (and throughout Europe) is coming under increased threat from a surge of anti-Semitism.
Anti-Semitism has been on the rise in the United Kingdom with more than 1,100 anti-Semitic attacks on Jews in Britain in 2014. Last week the Metropolitan Police reported that anti-Semitic incidents had risen 93% in the last twelve months.
An example of these incidents is one from last week when a Jewish teenager was hospitalised after being chased and severely beaten whilst waiting for a tram in Bury.
We appreciate the Prime Ministers remarks at this special time for the Jewish community. As Christians we cannot stand idly by while these incidents take place and we urge you to get involved with our “Christians Against Anti-Semitism” campaign here: https://www.cufi.org.uk/campaigns/caas/
/Christians United for Israel UK (CUFI UK)