Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement to step down after the UK voted to leave the European Union, CFI has thanked the Prime Minister for his “genuine friendship” and for everything he has done to “strengthen the relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom”.
CFI’s Parliamentary Chairman, Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles MP, CFI’s Honorary President, Lord Stuart Polak CBE and CFI’s Executive Director, James Gurd said:
“The Jewish Community and Israel should be very sad today but also deeply grateful to David Cameron who has been, and is, an outstanding friend.
“The Prime Minister has been resolute in the fight against anti-Semitism and has ensured the UK will have a National Memorial to the Holocaust and a world-class Learning Centre. Time and again, the PM stood firmly by Israel’s side, delivering a landmark speech on the floor of the Knesset. He has overseen record levels of UK-Israel trade, rejected the divisive BDS movement, stopped politically-motivated councils boycotting Israel, amended Universal Jurisdiction legislation, and led the EU-wide proscription of Hezbollah’s military wing. These are remarkable achievements.
“CFI would like to sincerely thank the Prime Minister for his genuine friendship and for everything he has done to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom”.