British official wishes Jews a happy Passover

British Foreign Secretary wishes Jews around the world a 'happy and peaceful holiday.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday sent his warmest wishes to all those celebrating Pesach (Passover).

In a statement, Johnson said, "Passover is a time of coming together, when Jewish communities commemorate the liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is a time to celebrate freedom as a basic human right."

"Pesach sameach (a happy Passover) to all Jewish families both in the UK and around the world. I wish them a happy and peaceful holiday."

Pesach begins Friday night, and ends Friday night next week for Israeli Jews, and Saturday night next week for Diaspora Jews.