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British prime minister David Cameron speaks at a news conference March 2014 in Jerusalem.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is winning international kudos for his fight against anti-Semitism, with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder speaking out to praise the UK leader for his new proposal to fight Islamic extremism.

“We congratulate Prime Minister Cameron for his strong stand against anti-Semitism and Muslim fanaticism. The resurgence of anti-Semitism and the spread of Islamic extremism across Europe is particularly troubling and Mr. Cameron’s plan takes a vital step toward combating these destructive forces,” said Lauder in a statement hailing the UK leader for the 5-year plan to fight homegrown terrorism he unveiled Monday in a speech in Birmingham.

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“You don’t have to support violence to subscribe to certain intolerant ideas which create a climate in which extremists can flourish,” Cameron said. He added that conspiracy theories of a Jewish malevolent power or any Western plan to deliberately humiliate Muslims need to be challenged.

Lauder urged other European leaders to follow the Prime Minister’s lead, noting: “Once again, we are seeing the rebirth of classic anti-Semitic conspiracy mongering targeting Jews across Europe – and it is vital that Europe act now before the situation deteriorates.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

4 COMMENTS

  1. How strange; in Great Britain, most Jews vote conservative! Maybe there’s a reason for it! In the U.S., just the opposite! I understand the social issues, but when the survival of Israel and the entire Middle East is at stake, I’m dumbfounded! There is no outrage in the Jewish liberal community over a treaty in which the U.S. actually protects Iran and they get 24 days notice for inspections—-! I have to ask my liberal brothers and sisters; what are you smoking?

  2. Please stop using that stupid, politicized and over-exploited word, antisemitism. There are two far more accurate (and honest) words that can and should be used instead – anti-Jewish and anti-Jewarchist. Racists who hate all Jews are anti-Jewish. It's easy to spell, easy to remember, and it means exactly what it says. People who are opposed to corrupt Jewish groups or excessive Jewish control and manipulation (e.g. "Jewish bankers," the Jewish Mafia, Jewish control of Hollywood, etc.) are anti-Jewarchist. Anti-Zionists oppose Zionism but, by definition, aren't necessarily concerned about other corrupt Jewish organizations.

    Anti-Jewism, anti-Jewarchism and anti-Zionism are words intelligent people should be using. Antisemitism actually impedes rational discussion – which is precisely why it's favored by the ruling class.

    Learn more @ http://www.jewarchy.com

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