Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl has reaffirmed her support for the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre planned for Westminster.
Marie said: “The Board of Deputies of British Jews strongly supports the Holocaust Memorial and its poignant location beside Parliament and we thank both the Government and the Opposition for their backing.
“Whatever their intentions, those campaigning against the memorial need to understand that arguing against building something this important because extremists will be opposed to it is not cogent reasoning. If we live our lives in fear of those who hate our values we would not build anything.
“As well as remembering the murdered Jews and other victims of the Nazis, it will serve as a reminder of the importance of us working together to build a society free of prejudice of all kinds. It is time to get it built.”