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Foreign Secretary discusses antisemitism, Israel and Brexit with Jewish leaders

September 16, 2019 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

The Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council today held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today, to discuss topics including tackling antisemitism, promoting peace and security for Israel and the wider Middle East, safeguarding Jewish interests in the context of Brexit, protecting religious freedoms and ensuring that the right lessons are learnt from the Holocaust.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

“It was a pleasure to host members of the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council at the Foreign Office. Now, more than ever, we must do more to fight the scourge of antisemitism and all racism. I look forward to continuing to work closely together in the future.”

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Jewish Leadership Council Vice Chair Debra Fox said:

“We were very pleased to meet the new Foreign Secretary and congratulate him on his appointment to this crucial role. We very much look forward to working with him on our shared objectives of tackling antisemitism; promoting peace and security for Israel and her neighbours; and ensuring that Israel gets a fair hearing in international institutions.”