Britain’s Chief Rabbi: British Jews are more fearful than at any time since 1945
RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – The Jewish community in the UK are more fearful for their safety than at any time since the end of World War II.
Chief Rabbi told ITV News rising antisemitism was causing “very deep pain”.
Chief Rabbi who is also the Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth, said “The fear that’s running through the Jewish community now I think we haven’t had since 1945”. .
He added:” we have gone through many challenges since that time.
“Certainly it is palpable right now and it is shared by so many good people in this country who very much identify with that suffering and to whom we feel indebted.”
This comes as there have been pro-Palestinian protests in Britain in recent weeks of supporting Hamas.
The protests were organised in support for Palestinians, demanding an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians.
The Chief Rabbi’s office believe only a minority of protestors in Britain also support Hamas, but they still claim that this equates to thousands of people in total.
He told the 400 people gathered that Israel would be victorious in a war which he described as “good versus evil”.
The Metropolitan Police have said there had been 218 antisemitic offences between October 1 and 18, compared to 15 in the same period last year – an increase of 1,353%.