PM sends Pesach message
THERESA MAY has warned of the dangers of allowing antisemitism to “flourish” in her first Pesach message to British Jews as Prime Minister.
Mrs May said the “history of the Jewish people and horrors of the Holocaust” acted as a warning, and outlined the government’s efforts in fighting hatred.
She thanked the community for the “enormous contribution” to Britain.
Mrs May said: “As Jewish families come together to relive the story of escape from slavery in ancient Egypt, it gives all communities an opportunity to join with you in thanks for the liberty and freedom that we all hold dear.
“The history of the Jewish people and the horrors of the Holocaust highlight what happens when freedom is lost and antisemitism is allowed to flourish.
“That is why we are establishing a national memorial to the Holocaust next to Parliament at the heart of our democracy.
“For in remembering the Holocaust, we will also reaffirm our national commitment to fighting hated and prejudice in all its forms in the world today.”
The Prime Minister said the freedom to practise religion without anxiety or prejudice was a “fundamental tenet of our society”.
She added: “I will defend your rights to practise your faith without fear. As I have said before, without its Jewish community, Britain would not be Britain.”