David Cameron

On Israel, security and fighting against hate, Cameron proved himself a true friend

By Stuart Polak, July 14, 2016

How fortunate we were...

It is fair to say that Witney is not exactly the centre of Jewish life in the UK. Yet David Cameron, the MP for the Oxfordshire constituency, put the welfare, the well-being and the safety of the Jewish community very high on his list of priorities.

I first met David Cameron soon after his election to Parliament in 2001.


David Cameron's premiership was a golden era for Britain's Jews

By Marcus Dysch, July 13, 2016

It was an ovation unlike any I had heard before, or since, for a politician.

When David Cameron walked off the podium at the Holocaust Educational Trust dinner in September 2013, the applause was thunderous.


Cameron: A true friend of Israel

By Robert Philpot, June 30, 2016

Six years ago this week, David Cameron told the House of Commons that Gaza was a "giant, open prison".


The hopefuls who could fight to be next Prime Minister

By Marcus Dysch, June 29, 2016

Theresa May
Home Secretary, MP

As the longest-serving Home Secretary for more than a century, Mrs May is perhaps better placed than any other politician to understand British Jews’ concerns on extremism and rising antisemitism.


'You are the big society'

By Josh Jackman, June 27, 2016

David Cameron told 1,200 guests at Jewish Care's annual dinner that the charity is "the best of Jewish and the best of British".

But Steven Lewis, Jewish Care chairman, said that the government's decision to raise the minimum wage meant the charity needed an extra £4 million every year.


Take more child refugees, Association of Jewish Refugees chair urges David Cameron

By Rosa Doherty, May 4, 2016

Sir Erich Reich, Association of Jewish Refugees chairman, has called on David Cameron to do more to “help some of the most vulnerable victims” of the refugee crisis.

The former Kindertransport refugee said the Prime Minister should accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Syria.


Our cash should go to projects promoting co-existence between Jews and Palestinians

By Joan Ryan MP, April 7, 2016

Last month, during a visit to Israel and Palestine, I spent a day in the West Bank. In Ramallah, we met representatives of the Palestinian Authority. It was, as a colleague suggested, one of the most depressing meetings they had ever experienced.


Cameron's Jerusalem syndrome

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 10, 2016

What are we to make of David Cameron's extraordinary rant against Israel in the House of Commons on February 24? On that day, the Labour MP for Bradford East, Imran Hussain, drew Cameron's attention to one "Nora" and her family, who he declared had been living in "the old city of East Jerusalem" since 1953.


Why the PM trusts Lord Feldman, his ace in a hole

By Grant Feller, December 3, 2015

One of my favourite quotes is also one of the most deceptively simple. Ernest Hemingway wasn't always the most faithful of people but I suspect he said nothing more truthful than this: "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."


Bafta winner to record survivors' testimonies for David Cameron’s Holocaust Foundation

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2015

A Bafta award-winning production company has been appointed to record the testimony of Holocaust survivors as part of David Cameron’s Shoah education initiative.

Atlantic Productions, makers of shows including Inside the Commons, David Attenborough Meets President Obama, and Kingdom of Plants, will collect the stories of up to 100 survivors in early 2016.