In a heartfelt speech, the Prince said:
“The work of World Jewish Relief enables us to rally together, to do what we can to support people practically, emotionally and spiritually – particularly at a time when the horrific lessons of the last War seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten.”
“I have always tried to reach across the boundaries of faith and community; to extend a helping hand wherever one might be needed,” he continued.
— World Jewish Relief (@WJRelief) January 31, 2017
During the event, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis condemned Trump’s ban as “totally unacceptable” amid the applauses.
— Jewish News (@JewishNewsUK) January 30, 2017
“We as Jews perhaps more than any others know exactly what it is like to be the victims of such discrimination and it is totally unacceptable.”
This is the second time that Prince Charles has taken a strong stance against populism.
“We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith. All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s,” he said.
Charles also mentioned the struggles his own family faced during war-torn Europe:
“My parents’ generation fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and inhuman attempts to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe.”
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