David Cameron

'Naive' pro-PM letter dropped

By Marcus Dysch, August 14, 2014

Communal leaders scrapped a show of support for David Cameron's Israel policy amid fears they would fuel accusations that Jewish donors were influencing government policy.

A letter signed by around two dozen influential figures was due to be published in The Times on Monday.

Lord Kalms, Vivian Wineman, Leo Noe and other JLC members are believed to have been among the signatories.


Warsi: Was she already on her way out?

August 7, 2014

David Cameron has resisted party pressure to adopt a more hardline response to Israel's actions in Gaza.

Backbench efforts to force a change in position were boosted when Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi quit because she could no longer support the government line.


David Cameron voices concern over mounting Gaza death toll

By Daniel Easterman, July 21, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons this afternoon that he has grave concerns over the heavy loss of life during the ongoing crisis in Israel and Gaza.


Helena Bonham Carter meets Holocaust survivors in US

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2014

Members of David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission have travelled to the United States to investigate new techniques for educating people about the Shoah.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter, television presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and commission chair Mick Davis visited New York and Washington.


David Cameron on the Holocaust forum: be part of it

By David Cameron, May 1, 2014

Monday’s Holocaust forum is about three things.

First, it’s about saying thank you to some inspirational people who have come to this country and given us so much.

I am awestruck by the bravery that Holocaust survivors show when they go into schools and colleges and teach our young people about what happened. Sometimes they give several talks in one day.


David Cameron calls on all survivors to have their say in Monday’s Holocaust forum

By Marcus Dysch, May 1, 2014

David Cameron has urged every Holocaust survivor in Britain to take part in a special event on Monday aimed at mapping out the future of Shoah education.

And he wants JC readers to help those who cannot attend to make a contribution.


Separating church and state will be better for all faiths, says Nick Clegg

By Charlotte Oliver, April 24, 2014

Church and state should be separated, and the Queen removed as head of the church, Nick Clegg has said.

Speaking on his LBC radio show on Thursday, the deputy prime minister said it would be “better for the Church and better for people of faith, and better for Anglicans, if the church and the state were over time to stand on their own two separate feet.”


Leaders support PM over Christian views

By Simon Rocker and Charlotte Oliver, April 24, 2014

Jews have little problem with Prime Minister David Cameron defining Britain as a Christian country despite an outcry from some secularists.

In a pre-Easter article, Mr Cameron said that Britain should be more confident about its Christian status and that its religious character made it easier for Jews and Muslims to live here than in a secular society.


Should Jews celebrate David Cameron's Christian Britain?

April 24, 2014


Barry Marcus

David Cameron’s comment that Britain should be “more confident about its status as a Christian country” has predictably elicited much reaction — and some criticism for stating so baldly that we are a Christian country.

But has he not simply stated the obvious? The Queen, like previous monarchs, is the head of the Anglican Church.


Jews benefit from UK's Christian tolerance, according to Cameron

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

It is easier to be Jewish in Britain than it would be in a secular country because of the “tolerance that Christianity demands of our society”, David Cameron said this week.