Rishi Sunak, Britain's new prime minister, 'an unwavering friend to Jews and Israel'

Rishi Sunak, Britain’s new prime minister, ‘an unwavering friend to Jews and Israel’


The UK’s newest prime minister, Rishi Sunak, who took office on Tuesday, is a staunch supporter of Israel and a friend of the British Jewish community.

Rishi Sunak (Source: Flickr)

The Conservative friends in Israel At an event last August, Sunak said that Jerusalem “arguably is the historic capital of Israel” and that there were “very strong arguments” for moving the UK embassy from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

That’s what I want to do,” he said, acknowledging that the subject was “delicate” and that “if it were that easy, it would have been done a long time ago.”

Sunak also described Israel as a “beacon of hope” and asserted in interviews with various community media that he strongly opposes boycotting the Jewish state and asserted that the Jewish community was “rightly” to condemn “those who oppose the only Jewish state in Israel.” The world wants to hurt him.”

The 42-year-old politician, who is Britain’s youngest prime minister in 200 years, also expressed concern about the increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2021: “Everyone in Parliament and in the country must act decisively to stamp out anti-Semitism. I am determined to ensure that it is eliminated.” on this scourge that our society suffers from.”

In 2019, during a parliamentary debate held in the wake of rising anti-Semitism in the UK, Sunak – who was still representing the government – made his true love for the Jewish community proclaimed in a long speech.

Although they had always made up a small percentage of the population, British Jews were distinguished in almost every field. They inspire, have fun, create and innovate. They became our doctors, our philosophers, our inventors, our musicians, our writers, our leaders, our role models, our members of parliament and at some point even our prime minister.”

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“It is therefore very appropriate to celebrate the achievements of the Jewish community, whose contributions have truly shaped the progress of our nation and its identity,” he said.

According to Sunak, he was “touched” by the “famous spirit of the Jewish community” and praised the profound and lasting impact of the work of Jewish organizations in the country.

“Social work is the core of society’s work. The word charity itself is connected in Hebrew to the word justice… This is an inspiration to all of us because it shows how much can be done within the community to support those in need.”

“As a long-standing religious minority in the UK, the Jewish people are at the fore in how we integrate and participate fully in our national life while retaining our distinct and proud identity.”

“I stand here as the son of immigrants, proud to be British, Asian and Hindu. I firmly believe that our society is richer in its diversity, and that the Jewish community is proud and living proof of that.”

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