Scotland’s First Minister Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community

Scotland’s First Minister Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community

First Minister’s Support at Synagogue Service

Scotland’s First Minister, Humza Yousaf, attended a service of solidarity at the Giffnock Newton Mearns Synagogue in East Renfrewshire on Thursday, where he joined the Jewish community in a show of support.

Embrace of Grief and Solidarity

Photographs captured the poignant moment when Mr. Yousaf and Bernard Cowan’s mother embraced during the service, symbolizing the unity and shared grief of the occasion.

First Minister’s Address to the Community

Addressing the more than 500-strong crowd, the First Minister expressed his condolences and solidarity, stating, “Your grief is my grief.”

Stand in Solidarity with Scotland’s Jewish Community

Mr. Yousaf, who has family in Gaza, conveyed his deep solidarity with the Jewish community, particularly in the wake of the tragic attacks in southern Israel. He emphasized the government’s unwavering support during this difficult time.

Community Leaders and Parliamentarians Attend

Representatives from across Scotland’s Jewish community, alongside other parliamentarians and civic leaders, attended the service.

They joined in prayers and shared words of support.

Shared Grief and Worry

East Renfrewshire SNP MP Kirsten Oswald highlighted the enriching presence of the Jewish community in the local area and the nation as a whole. She acknowledged the community’s current shock and concern for loved ones in Israel, emphasizing that they are not alone in their grief and worry.

The service and the First Minister’s attendance reflect a heartfelt and united response to recent tragic events affecting the Jewish community.

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