Board of Deputies discusses antisemitism with Home Secretary

Board of Deputies representatives this week met with Home Secretary Amber Rudd to discuss concerns over antisemitism.

President Jonathan Arkush and Chief Executive Gillian Merron also discussed matters including extremism and community cohesion with the Home Secretary.

Following the meeting, Jonathan Arkush said: “This was an excellent meeting which covered urgent areas of concern over communal safety. The Home Secretary was extremely supportive and we look forward to working with her to confront hatred wherever it may occur.”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “It is vital the Government, law enforcement and communities unite to stamp out antisemitism and hate crime. The Board of Deputies are a valuable partner in this work and I was pleased to meet them.

“Antisemitism and hatred have absolutely no place in a Britain that works for everyone and I greatly value the support of Britain’s Jewish community in tackling them.”

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