The newly elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has joined the Mayors United Against Antisemitism initiative.
The pledge, which Mr Khan’s predecessor Boris Johnson also signed, has attracted support from 150 mayors in 30 countries across Europe, as well as representatives in all 50 US states.
The Jewish Chronicle reports that Jonathan Arkush, the Board of Deputies president said that “taken together with his attendance at the Yom HaShoah Holocaust commemoration event, this sets a very positive tone that we hope will be replicated throughout his mayoralty.”
Mr Khan signed the pledge less than a month after taking office and said he was “proud” to join the campaign. He also said he was planning to “encourage other mayors across the country and Europe to do the same”.
He added that “anti-Semitism is totally unacceptable and can never be justified”. Noting that, “as a British Muslim, I am no stranger to discrimination and prejudice.”
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) May 29, 2016