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April 5, 2012 10:55 am

British PM Cameron: ‘Happy Passover’

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British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) with Israeli President Shimon Peres at 10 Downing Street in March of 2011. Photo: screenshot via zimbio.

British Prime Minister David Cameron had some warm words for his country’s Jewish population (as well as Jews across the world), leading into the holiday of Passover.

Cameron, whose great-great grandfather was Jewish, wrote in a letter that the recent terrorist attacks in France are another example of the “search for freedom from fear”, and that he hopes 2012 will bring peace to Israel.

Cameron’s letter in full can be read below:

“I want to send my very best wishes to Jewish communities in Britain and across the world as the festival of Passover begins.

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“Passover marks the Children of Israel’s release from slavery and the liberation of a people from tyranny. The horrific attack last month at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish School in Toulouse has shown that sadly the search for freedom from fear is not yet over. I join with you in hoping that the coming year will bring about security and a lasting peace for Israel and the wider region. This government remains firmly committed to supporting you in that goal.

I wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Pesach.”

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