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British Royal Expresses Concern Over Rise of Anti-Semitism

Prince Charles warned of anti-Semitism and "other poisonous and debilitating forms of intolerance" Monday at an event for Chief Rabbi Sacks.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 6/25/2013, 7:52 AM

Britain's Prince Charles (L) and his wife Camilla
Britain's Prince Charles (L) and his wife Camilla
AFP file

Prince Charles spoke out Monday against the “apparent rise in anti-Semitism” at a London event for the country’s outgoing Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks.

The British royal also warned of “other poisonous and debilitating forms of intolerance” in the same address, referring to a recent series of attacks on mosques.

“Running throughout your time as Chief Rabbi has been that all-important principle of which this country has long been an exponent, the principle of tolerance,” Prince Charles was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.

“I sometimes fear not enough recognition is given to the role of the faith communities in the life of our country in promoting such a critical principle, and I join with you, in mounting anxiety, as the apparent rise in anti-Semitism, along with other poisonous and debilitating forms of intolerance.”

Police are currently in the midst of an investigation into a homemade bomb discovered at a mosque in central England.