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Deputy Prime Minister marks Chanukah

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has wished Jewish communities a happy Chanukah.

Chanukah Message

In a video message, he said that as well as it being a time for celebration and feasting, it was also important to reflect on the resilience and courage of the Jewish people cherish religious freedom.

The Deputy PM said:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Jewish community a very happy Chanukah. This is a time for feasting, for celebration, for family and especially for children.

But it is also a moment to pay tribute to the resilience and strength of the Jewish people; a reminder of the great courage Jews have shown in the face of oppression; a moment to reflect on the timeless importance of tolerance and religious freedom - values we cherish in Britain today.

So to all of you taking part in the festivities, I sincerely hope you enjoy them and, once again, happy Chanukah.