David Cameron has wished the Jewish community “a happy and peaceful Chanucah.”
The Prime Minister said: "I want to pass on my very best wishes to the Jewish community here and around the world.
"I wish you and your families a Chanucah sameach.”
He called the story of Chanucah “an inspiring message of the power of hope to sustain people through the toughest of times” and said it was a reminder of “the strength that we can find when we come together and focus on building a brighter future.”
Foreign Secretary William Hague, in a Chanucah video message, added: “"It's a great pleasure to send warm good wishes to the Jewish community in Britain and all over the world.”