Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Britain’s political leaders get festive for Chanucah

    Britain’s political leaders have praised the Jewish community at the start of Chanucah.

    Labour leader Ed Miliband called the festival a “very special week”. Referring to the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht earlier this month, he said: “There could not be a greater contrast between the darkness of Kristallnacht and the enlightenment of Chanucah.

    “This year in homes and city centres across Britain we will once again light the candles of hope. In doing so, we rededicate ourselves to the vision of the Maccabees — to stand against tyranny wherever it rears its head, and to build a society in which all can feel free.”

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the festival served as a reminder of the “incredible courage and resilience shown by Jewish men, women and children in the face of often overwhelming prejudice and discrimination”.

    The Liberal Democrat leader said Jewish families would reflect on “the continuing struggle against antisemitism”.

    He added: “That commitment to freedom, hope for the future and ability to endure is evident in every area of Britain’s Jewish community.”

    At a menorah-lighting ceremony at Number 10, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Let us celebrate what the Jewish community provides for our country.

    “You are the model of how to make a massive contribution by integrating into the fabric of the country while at the same time celebrating what makes us so proud to be British and Jewish.”

Uk News

Hundreds of thousands view Holocaust denial talk

Rosa Doherty

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hundreds of thousands view Holocaust denial talk
Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Uk News

Iran 'threatens the world' Netanyahu tells May

Lee Harpin

Monday, February 6, 2017

Iran 'threatens the world' Netanyahu tells May
Uk News

Dublin to fly Palestinian flag

Ben Weich

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dublin to fly Palestinian flag
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Netanyahu and May meet for first time

Lee Harpin

Monday, February 6, 2017

Netanyahu and May meet for first time
Uk News

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson

Lee Harpin and Marcus Dysch

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Livingstone decision shameful, says Tom Watson
World

Could Arabella Kushner, 5, save US-China relations?

Lianne Kolirin

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Could Arabella Kushner, 5, save US-China relations?
Analysis

Donald, please swot up on your jihadis

John R Bradley

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald, please swot up on your jihadis