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January 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Leading British Politician Says Country’s Jews ‘Definitely’ Don’t Need to Move

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British Minister William Hague reassured Britain's Jewish community that the government will work hard to keep them safe. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Prominent British politician William Hague, the Leader of the House of Commons, told members of Britain’s Jewish community on Monday that there is no need for them to leave the country amid fear of antisemitism following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the UK’s Jewish News reported on Tuesday.

“We in the government and security services will work hard to keep everybody safe but that requires the participation of all communities, to give a strong lead and show that terrorism is the wrong way,” Hague said at an event held at the JW3 Jewish center. He reassured community members that they “definitely” don’t need to leave Britain.

High numbers of French Jews are considering leaving the country after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced moves to make it easier for European Jews to make aliyah following rising antisemitic tensions and attacks, including Friday’s murders at the HyperCacher kosher supermarket in Paris. Four Jews were killed during the terrorist siege and a cousin of one of the victims, Yohan Cohen, said she believes Jews are no longer safe in France, The Algemeiner previously reported.

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But Hague said unity marches across France, such as the massive anti-terror rally held on Sunday, show that “hate can be defeated.”

“There is a real will among the population of this country, the people of France and many other European countries to defeat the mindless murderers of innocent people,” he explained. He also insisted it is “very sad” that Jewish institutions have to spend more on security than their non-Jewish counterparts.

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  • Moshe

    Jews should, and ultimately will, leave this time. Israel will gain from these new arrivals while
    Europe’s scientific and financial sectors will be the worse for it and he knows it.
    He has himself to blame. Looking forward to sticking it to Hague and his ilk.
    Sayonara.

  • Sandi

    Does this moron even listen to the BBC and people like Wilcox who implied that Jews had it coming to them…??

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Hague’s career was made on near daily condemnations of Israel and threats to bomb them off the face of the earth. If a goat in the mideast ever fell over it was the Jews’ fault and a war crime according to Hague. So of course he has to pout and scream should any Brits decide that moving to Israel is a better bet than Britain. THAT would just make him look more stupid than usual. Like any other antisemitic society dedicated to the destruction of the Jews, it needs Jews close at hand, under close control so they can be wiped out. This is the real Hague.

  • No Jew needs to leave any Country unless they wish to do so. The States responsibility is to each of its Citizens, what ever their Religion. No People has to feel that Indifference toward them will ever be Tolerated again!

  • victoria brandeis

    British Minister William Hague, EXCUSE ME…..THE JEWS HAVE BEEN IN THE BRITISH COLONIES PERHAPS EVEN BEFORE YOURSELF…THIS STATEMENT CLEARLY ADVISES US AND THE WORLD THAT THIS INVITATION CAN ALSO BE CANCELLED AS WAS DONE A LONG TIME AGO FOR 350 YEAR, I BELIEVE.

    AS I RECAL YOUR NOT GOOD ON PAYING BACK DEBTS,,,,,OR EVEN HOSPITALITY TOWARDS OTHER…….

    I SIMPLY HOPE THE JEWS LEAVE BEFORE YOUR BRITISH BUTTS ARE ON LINE……AND THAT GOES FOR QUEENIE AND HER FAMILY.

    WHAT A JOKE…YOU ARE THE UGLIES WHITE MAN I HAVE EVER NOTED ON A NEWS PAGE….AND , TO THE BRITS , GO AND GET A PINT…..THATS ALL YOUR GOOD FOR.

  • A Muslim woman can wear a hijab in England without fear, but I doubt whether a Jewish man can walk in most areas wearing a kippa without fear.

  • Julian Charlie Clovelley

    I would like to think that Jewish people would be welcomed in Australia, a country with a well integrated Jewish community

    Unfortunately there might be an obstacle in that we currently have the kind of bigoted, stupid, and racist conservative government that many writers in Algemeiner keep trying to persuade Jewish community members to vote for in the USA and so many other countries where there is a significant Jewish presence.

    As a result, in comparison with world refugee UNHCR assistance standards, Our present and largely American Right inspired government really isn’t up to scratch on providing the desperate with life saving sanctuary, and this area of official policy is even regarded by many Australians as shameful

    I raise this point because some of these same writers perhaps need to be reminded that the political personalities and parties they promote in relative peacetime are the authorities which, were they elected, might decide the fate of their fellows, families, and co religionists were all hell to break out

    Can they really not understand the old religious saying that you will reap that which you sow? Ordinary people can do little to assist in emergencies when they have been persuaded to vote inadvisedly, often as in Australia’s present case by overseas based media and external commercial interests that have members of the Jewish community in their boardrooms.

    I truly hope and expect this phase to improve. But someone needs to have a strong word with these idiots. They could use Australia’s Conservative regime’s refugee and asylum seeker policy as a telling example. I rather doubt you’d appreciate our island asylum seeker detention facilities. The Australian left rather regards these, with justification as being too similar to concentration camps.

    Have a look at the situation right now on Manus island. There but for the grace of G-d, go you.

  • Eric R.

    Does Algemeiner bother posting ANY comments anymore? At any given time, even days after an article goes up, I see at the top of you comments column the number of comments sent, and usually none posted.

  • judithg

    wipe out the no go areas. refuse to implement sharia. deport muslims. imprison muslims who threaten to assault or attack Jews and clean your house of virulent anti-semites and those who imagine they can hide behind denigrating Israel as if they aren’t denigrating Jews. otherwise, drown in the stinking cesspool of your own creation together with your arab brudders. all else is bullcrap.

  • ate dege

    TO THE ALGEMEINER
    READERS SENT IN TEN COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE AND WE CANNOT OPEN AND READ ANY OF THEM.
    IT IS QUITE IRRITATING.
    PLEASE PUBLISH AN EXPLANATION TO INFORM US READERS OF WHY THE ALGEMEINER HAS DECIDED THAT WE SHOULD BE UNABLE TO READ THE COMMENTS SENT IN BY OTHER READERS.
    THANKS

  • steven L

    This seems to contradict the director of MI5 or 6 who stated that GB was not able to avoid or prevent terrorist attacks! So who to believe?

  • Bullfrog Europe

    It’s important for the UK to maintain the ‘Great’ in Great Britain, by standing up to those who wish to change Britain’s values.

    Don’t hesitate to expel, remove & jail, those who bring terror to the streets.

    Dealing with minority communities must not be regarded as racist.

  • In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act

    When is the Media and the government going to come clean and inform the public the honest truth without any bias and distortion.

    If Israel was in existence as a sovereign state from 1935 on millions of Jews could of been saved from the Holocaust.
    The British in order to appease the Arabs violated the Mandate for Palestine and as trustee for the Jewish people. The British committed a crime when they restricted Jewish immigration at a time when it was most critical and could of saved millions, until 1948 when Israel as an independent country was re-established. I hold the British complicit to the death of over a million Jewish people, men, women and children. It is also the British government violation of the Mandate (the wanted the control of oil sources) and their bias towards the Jews as it is today, that the Middle East is in such turmoil. The French are right behind the British in their complicity and their Vichy Nazi government during WWII. The British also blew up Jewish refugees Ships of survivors of the Holocaust. British Intelligence Operation Embarrass. http://www.jidaily.com/X7ToZ
    YJ Draiman

    BRITISH SECRET AGENTS CARRIED OUT BOMB ATTACKS AGAINST HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SHIPS AFTER WWII The British intelligence service MI6 used bombs and covert tactics to try to thwart Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees reaching pre-state Israel in the aftermath of World War II, according to a new book by Northern Irish historian Keith Jeffery on the history of MI6. This is not some speculative spy story that can be denied by the authorities since Dr. Jeffrey’s book is, in their own words, “published with the permission of The Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.” Jeffery says that the British undertook the effort – dubbed Operation Embarrass – in order to curry favor with oil-rich Arab states upset over Jewish migration to the Middle East. In 1947 and 1948, MI6 planted explosives to disable ships docked in Italian ports before they could transport Jewish men, women and children from Europe to Palestine, which was at the time under British control. In addition to the direct physical sabotage, the British launched a disinformation and propaganda campaign against Jews to impede the establishment of their state. The British Foreign Office helped in these efforts, according to the archives cited by Jeffery. MI6 even considered blowing up the Baltimore steamship President Warfield (which later became famous as the “Exodus” ship that “launched a nation”) while in port in France. *** Please also see Andrew Roberts’ article on this subject further down in this dispatch. He notes that “The depth of the animosity that Establishment Britain, especially the Foreign Office, felt toward the Jews of Palestine clearly went even further than we had ever imagined, and even 70 years later is by no means extinguished.” – See more at: http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/001140.html#sthash.ZlbqLbHv.dpuf

  • Dave O

    Empty words coming from a person who attacks the Jewish state at every turn.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Lost in all of this is a greater truth: if the Muslim immigration is allowed to continue, it will be not just the Jews, but the Gentiles of France and Britain who will be leaving as well.

  • British police will not go in Muslim areas.

    “Good Jews don’t support Israel”, this was a newspaper headline in England. It could put their lives in danger on the streets of England. In America it is true for different reason. Many America Rabbi’s and Jews have divided minds, half of it supports Israel and other half supports the Palestinians. My question? Supporting Palestinians to do what? Kill more Jews, Israelis or their Arab brothers?

  • Eric R.

    All this Islamonazi crap is beginning to happen in Britain too. They will all be fleeing to Israel, Canada, or Australia by 2025.

  • Tony Rice

    Europe will feel the draught with the ingathering of the exiles.

  • Bernard Ross

    Hague is a serial dunce. Marches do NOT show that “hate can be defeated”. BS politicians like Hague dribble foolish statements like verbal diarrhea. The Jews are unsafe in Europe, full stop! the UK gov cannot even prevent sharia from entering its own courts and city no go zones. Hague is a blowhard windbag of hot air, an empty suit of no substance, habituated to chatting pure rubbish.

  • Prof. Samuel D. Bornstein

    Keep in mind that the most popular name for boys born in Great Britain was Mohammad.

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