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Passover 2015: David Cameron's message

Prime Minister David Cameron wishes Jewish communities in the UK and around the world a very happy and peaceful Pesach.

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

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At this sacred time of Passover, I wish Jewish communities in Britain, Israel and around the world a very happy and peaceful Pesach.

In so many countries, families and friends will be coming together to celebrate the freedom of their ancestors.

Even thousands of years on from the Exodus, the story of emancipation inspires millions around the globe.

And this story of Passover – when the Children of Israel were freed from slavery and suffering – can give hope to those who are oppressed today.

It gives everyone – from all faiths and none – a chance to join the worldwide Jewish community in giving thanks for the freedoms that most of us can enjoy today.

And it is a time to reflect on the continuing struggle for liberty that so many in our world still face – a time to redouble our efforts to bring about lasting peace in the regions of the world where oppression and fear still exist.

Finally, I would like to once again praise the British Jewish community for their incredible contribution to our country. Yours is a community which has excelled in every field imaginable helping to create the tolerant, successful, multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracy that we are today.

Published 2 April 2015