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Theresa May pledges to tackle anti-Semitism in Britain

Theresa May pledges to tackle anti-Semitism in Britain

During a service to commemorate the Jewish people who were killed during terror attacks in Paris, Theresa May said that Britain must redouble its efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism.

The Express reports:

The Home Secretary said she “never thought I’d see the day” when members of the Jewish community would be “fearful” of remaining in the UK.

She pledged to introduce more police patrols in key Jewish areas, including synagogues and schools, after counter-terror officers warned of a “heightened concern” about the safety risk to the Jewish community.

Speaking at the ceremony organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Mrs May said: “The dreadful events in Paris are a reminder of the serious terrorist threat that we face.

“The attack on a Jewish supermarket, where four people were killed, is a chilling reminder of anti-Semitism, not just in France but the recent anti-Semitic prejudice that we sadly have seen in this country.

“I know that many Jewish people in this country are feeling vulnerable and fearful and you’re saying that you’re anxious for your families, for your children and yourselves.

“I never thought I would see the day when members of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom would say they were fearful of remaining here in the United Kingdom.

“And that means we must all redouble our efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism here in the United Kingdom.