Government response

Campaign Against Antisemitism survey

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Statement from Communities Secretary Eric Pickles following the publication of a survey by the Campaign Against Antisemitism.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said:

Jews are an important part of the British community, and we would be diminished without them.

Anyone who peddles antisemitic views is attacking Britain and British values.

This government has done much to enhance Britain’s status as a safe, tolerant place for Jewish people but we are not complacent. We remain committed to tackling it wherever and whenever it occurs and continue to take a zero-tolerance approach. Those who commit hate crimes will be punished with the full force of the law.

The government published a report (29 December 2014) on the significant progress government has made in partnership with the community in tackling antisemitism, but warned there was no room for complacency.