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January 11, 2013 1:52 pm

British PM Reiterates Government’s Opposition to Boycotts of Israel in Meeting With Leaders of Jewish Community

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British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his government’s opposition to boycotts of Israel and its determination to protect kosher laughter in a meeting Thursday with the Jewish Leadership Council.

Opening the meeting Mr Cameron said: “I welcome the contribution of the Jewish community to the UK – an enormous amount of contribution in terms of the voluntary sector, in terms of Big Society, in terms of business, in terms of politics, in terms of our national life.

“The Jewish community has been a model for others to follow in terms of successful integration into the UK.”

Among the issues discussed during the meeting were religious freedoms, the Big Society, social care policy and antisemitism in Britain.

Following the meeting the President of the Board of Deputies—the main representative body of British Jews–President Vivian Wineman said: “We are grateful to the Prime Minister for his continued engagement with the community on a number of substantive concerns and for his sympathetic responses.”

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