Scotland's Jews Are Entitled to Feel Safe and Valued

(The Herald-Scotland) Jackson Carlaw - The Jewish community in Scotland, numbering 50,000 after World War II, is now barely a fifth of that and half of the community live in my Eastwood constituency. Since the Jews arrived in numbers at the turn of the 19th century, they have been a huge presence in Scotland in all walks of life, including community leaders. However, the community is in decline and increasingly feels isolated and undervalued. Incredibly to me, anti-Semitism has found a voice again across Europe and here in Scotland and the UK. It has to be tackled and defeated. Scotland's Jews are entitled to feel safe, to feel valued, and to look forward with the same optimism as any of us to life ahead in the communities in which they have lived and which they have helped shape. The writer is Interim Leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

2019-01-11 00:00:00

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