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‘I will stand up to the threat of antisemitism,’ says new British Interior Minister at meeting with Jewish community leaders

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“I was delighted to meet with the Board of Deputies of British Jews. I look forward to working with them to stand up to the threat of antisemitism, and ensure the security and safety of Jewish communities,” said Priti Patel.

LONDON—“I will stand up to the threat of antisemitism,” the new British Interior Minister Priti Patel said as she met with a Jewish community leaders.  

“I was delighted to meet with the Board of Deputies of British Jews. I look forward to working with them to stand up to the threat of antisemitism, and ensure the security and safety of Jewish communities,” she said.

The meeting of Jewish community leaders with the minister was held to discuss topics including tackling antisemitism, countering extremism and safeguarding Jewish interests in the context of Brexit.

Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl led the delegation, which comprised colleagues from the Community Security Trust and the Jewish Leadership Council.

“We were very pleased to meet the new Home Secretary and congratulate her on her appointment to this crucial role. We very much look forward to working with her on our shared objectives of making the UK safer and more secure for Jews and every part of our society, particularly in the context of rising antisemitism and the uncertainties posed by Brexit,’’ said the Board president, Community Security Trust Chair Gerald Ronson and Jewish Leadership Council Vice Chair Debra Fox.

They added : ‘’We were very pleased to hear of the Home Secretary’s strong commitment to tackling antisemitism and extremism and her willingness to work with us to eliminate the potential challenges posed by Brexit.”

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