Sunday, June 7, 2015

UK: Nicola Sturgeon says level of antisemitism in Scotland is 'unacceptable'

The Jewish Chronicle reports:

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to hold a series of public meetings with the country’s Jewish community to discuss concerns, including antisemitism.

In her first formal meeting with representatives of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, Ms Sturgeon said she found the level of Jew-hatred experienced in Scotland “unacceptable”.  [...]

The SNP leader said she was concerned that some Jews were now hiding their identity or considering leaving Scotland.

Mr Borowski said: “We are very grateful to the First Minister for giving us so much of her time, and are reassured by her desire to engage personally with the community and address their concerns at first hand.
“We look forward to working with her and her government to make sure that Scotland is a place where Jewish people can feel welcome and at home, and above all safe and secure.”

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