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UK Prime Minister calls on university leaders to take personal responsibility for the safety of Jewish students

The prime minister held a roundtable meeting in Downing Street with vice chancellors of leading universities as well as a Jewish student union amid a growing rise of antisemitism on campuses.

Pro-Palestine demonstrators ‘spat and spewed antisemitic remarks’ at counter-protesters in University College London 

Demonstrators allegedly spat at a group of counter-protesters and told them to “go back to Poland”.

UK to probe possible cover-up of Nazi camps on English Channel island

Prisoners from some 20 countries, including hundreds of French Jews, were sent to the island, where slave laborers constructed a forward part of Adolf Hitler’s so-called “Atlantic Wall”.

Authorities cover a Holocaust memorial to prevent vandalism to it in London’s Hyde Park

The monument to the Holocaust victims, which features Hebrew engravings, was covered by a blue tarp.

UK Prime Minister: “7 October has left empty seats at the Seder table for too many families”

He said he recognised Pesach would be “a moment for families and communities to give thanks” as they gathered around the Seder table to break matzah together.

An empty Seder table with 133 chairs for the hostages sends powerful message outside Downing Street

More than 300 people from the UK Jewish community, Israelis and supporters attended the solidarity event outside Downing Street, organised by the UK Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

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