Jewish 100, 2015: Michael Gove – Government
British Conservative politician Michael Gove, a member of Britain’s parliament and the Secretary of State for Justice, is a self-described “proud Zionist.”
At “We Believe in Israel 2015,” the United Kingdom’s largest-ever pro-Israel conference, Gove told a packed audience that Israel “will never be alone” and that he felt “an enormous sense of pride in what the Jewish people have achieved in Israel.”
Gove also strongly condemned the BDS movement, saying, “Israel makes an incredible contribution to the community of nations and its delegitimization by the BDS movement must always be confronted by right-thinking people.”
“We believe in decency, we believe in fairness, we believe in humanity, and that’s why we support Israel,” added Gove, who will be honored at the 2016 Algemeiner Gala.
A former journalist, Gove has famously said: “I will defend Israel’s right to exist as long as I have breath in my body.”