David Cameron

Cameron congratulates Netanyahu on Israeli election victory

By Marcus Dysch, March 24, 2015

David Cameron has congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election as Israeli Prime Minister.

The men spoke on the telephone on Monday evening.

Mr Cameron said he was looking forward to working with the new Israeli administration once a new coalition was formed in the country.

A statement from Downing Street said Mr Cameron had reinforced his belief in a two-state solution.

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Cameron gives £3m for shul security after JC campaign

By Josh Jackman, March 19, 2015

The Prime Minister has praised the JC's Secure Our Shuls campaign and announced that it has secured £3 million a year in extra funding for synagogue security.

Speaking at the annual Community Security Trust dinner on Wednesday, David Cameron said: "CST, the Jewish Chronicle and the All-Party Parliamentary Group have all highlighted the risk to synagogues and other potentially vulnerable Jewish

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Mr Cameron has shown genuine leadership

March 19, 2015

In the grand scheme of things, £3 million a year from the overall public spending total is barely worth mentioning. But as extra funding for synagogue security, it could be of critical importance. It could save lives.

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In full: David Cameron's speech to CST

March 18, 2015

Lloyd, thank you for that very poignant introduction.

Gerald and Dame Gail, as ever, it’s a great pleasure to be here...
...above all - with all of you - the thousands of volunteers and supporters who make CST what it is today.

You don’t just say leave it to the government. Or leave it to the police.
You say “I want to do my bit. I want to take responsibility.”

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David Cameron announces new Holocaust memorial will be built in London

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2015

A national Holocaust memorial and learning centre will be built in central London, David Cameron has pledged.

Announcing a range of measures on Holocaust Memorial Day, the Prime Minister said Britain was making a “bold statement” about the importance it puts on preserving the memory of the Holocaust.

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Jacob's date with Sam Cam

By Josh Jackman, January 22, 2015

A Leeds teenager who survived a three-year battle with cancer was a guest at a 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Samantha Cameron this week to promote a Cancer Research UK fundraising campaign.

Jacob Ziff was 14 when he was diagnosed with cancer of the white blood cells, known as acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Now in remission, Jacob said the invite to Downing Street was "a once-in-a-lif

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The message from the Prime Minister: We must fight hate with all we've got

By David Cameron, January 14, 2015

Last weekend I joined the march on the streets of Paris surrounded by placards saying: ‘je suis Juif’.

In the aftermath of one of the darkest moments in Europe in recent times, people of all ages and backgrounds came together to show solidarity with those who had suffered. In the face of those who tried to suppress our values, the voice of free speech responded ever louder.

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David Cameron pledges to do everything possible to protect community

By Marcus Dysch, January 13, 2015

David Cameron has reassured Jewish leaders of Britain's ability to protect the community following the terror attacks in Paris.

At a meeting in Downing Street this morning he told them the government was doing everything possible to ensure organisations and charities were properly engaged with police and security services.

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We invented the Big Society

By Nicola Loftus, January 8, 2015

When David Cameron spoke at The Conservative Friends of Israel lunch recently, he made a speech that should make all of us Jews proud.

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Eric Pickles announces new measures to combat antisemitism

By Sandy Rashty, December 29, 2014

The UK is set to introduce new laws to combat the rise in antisemitism, which increased over the Israel-Gaza war this summer.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles vowed to fight the “dark forces” of antisemitism – from university campuses to the football pitch – and teach schoolchildren about the Holocaust.

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