Action to protect Britain's Jewish community
- Israel’s defensive action against Hamas must not be used as an excuse to stir up hatred against the Jewish population. The Jewish people are under attack in their homeland – we must do everything in our power to protect Jewish people everywhere in our country.
- That is why the government is increasing protection for the British Jewish community, providing £3 million of extra funding to the Community Security Trust – an organisation established to protect British Jews from antisemitism and related threats. This will bring total funding for Jewish Community Protection Security to £18 million this year, ensuring schools, synagogues and other Jewish community buildings have additional security guards and protections.
- The UK government is also working round the clock to ensure British nationals are able to leave Israel if they wish to do so. Yesterday we commenced evacuation flights for vulnerable British nationals stranded in Israel and will continue directly contact those eligible for evacuation flights.The government will do everything possible to protect Jewish people in the United Kingdom and in Israel. If anything is standing in the way of keeping the Jewish community safe, it will be fixed. The Jewish community will have our steadfast support.