Happy new year from David Cameron

The prime minister has wished British Jewry a Shana Tova and expressed his gratitude for the community’s role in making Britain “a healthy society”.

David Cameron said: “At the heart of the Jewish way of life is an approach to building community and a moral compulsion to play your part in changing the world for the better, from which we can all learn.”

Referring to “renewed contacts between Israel and the Palestinians”, Mr Cameron also spoke of his hope that this year “will bring us closer to a true and lasting peace for Israel and the entire Middle East.”

Last updated: 9:59am, September 8 2010