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British PM David Cameron Pledges $14.7 Million to Protect Jewish Community

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British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged about $14.7 million to protect Jewish sites in the wake of terror attacks across Europe over the last year. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged 10 million pounds (about $14.7 million) to protect Jewish schools and synagogues in the wake of recent terror attacks on Jewish sites in Europe—including in Paris, Copenhagen, and Brussels—over the past year.

“At a time when once again the Jewish communities of Europe feel vulnerable, and when antisemitism is at record levels here in Britain, I will not stand by, I will not turn a blind eye,” Cameron said at the annual Community Security Trust dinner on Wednesday, reported London’s Jewish Chronicle. The Community Security Trust is a charity working to protect British Jews from antisemitism.

“If the Jewish community does not feel secure then our whole national fabric is diminished. It is a measure of the vigor of our institutions and the health of our democracy that the Jewish community feels safe to live and flourish here,” Cameron said.

He added, “Over generations we have built something incredible in our country: a multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracy—and we are not going to let anyone destroy it.”

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