A happy and peaceful Chanukah to all Jewish people around the world!
Chanukah is a special time of the year for so many reasons. It’s aboutsolidaritywith friends and family. It’s aboutovercoming adversityin impossible circumstances. Most importantly, it’s about the power of faith and how it can make wonderful things happen.
It’s not an easy time for Jewish people at the moment – antisemitism is on the rise and terrible events like Pittsburgh remind us how important it is that people are allowed to practice their faithfreely and openly.
We will always fight for the rights of Jewish people. The right to be free. The right to be safe. The right to remain in a Europe that representshome to millions of Jewish peoplearound the world.
Times may be difficult but we will always be proud to stand side by sidewith Jewish people andsay no to intolerance, division and hatred.
As Jewish people across the world light their menorahs and chanukiahs tonight, we are reminded of the power in standing together and uniting to change the world for the better.
Thank you for standing with us this Chanukah. We will safeguard our place in Europe. We will stand up to hate crime. We will fight antisemitism in every form. Andwe will win.