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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

UK Announces £54 Million to Protect Jewish Communities, Prince William Visits Synagogues

On Wednesday, February 28, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced £54 million ($68 million US dollars) of new funding to protect Jewish communities after figures showed antisemitic incidents had hit a record high in Britain last year.

A week after the heir-to-the-throne, Prince William, called for an end to the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, William met young ambassadors from the Holocaust Educational Trust who are seeking to tackle hatred amid soaring antisemitism in Britain.

On Thursday, he visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London to hear about the rise in antisemitism. During his visit to the synagogue, the prince, who wore a kippah, listened to Jewish students as they recounted how there had been what one described as an “explosion” in antisemitism, including death threats and assaults. He also met with 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Renee Salt to hear about her experiences.

Last week’s unusually direct intervention by William that “too many have been killed” in the Gaza conflict and that Hamas must release hostages generated international headlines as royals by convention avoid contentious political matters.

But after becoming the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and Palestinian territory in 2018, he has followed the region closely, his office said. The 41-year-old has been expected to step up and perform more public engagements after his father, King Charles, revealed earlier last month that he was undergoing treatment for an unspecified form of cancer. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we are extremely grateful for Prince William who actively supports the people of Israel and is even willing to contribute monetarily. We thank You for all the blessings You bestow upon us and we humbly ask that You mediate the quick release of our hostages who have been abducted for almost 5 months. We also pray that You oversee the treatment of King Charles so that he can make a full recovery and eradicate all cancerous cells from his body. ”