BARONESS THATCHER WAS A TRUE FRIEND OF
AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE ISRAEL
We were deeply saddened to learn of Baroness Thatcher's death. The ZF offers its sincere condolences to her family.
Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative MP for Finchley and Golders Green from 1959-1992 and Prime Minister from 1979-1990 was a true friend to the Jewish people and to the State of Israel.
She was the first Prime Minister to make an official trip to
energetically opposed the Arab boycott. Israel
Thatcher claimed her greatest accomplishment was her work as a child to help save a Jewish teenager in
from the Holocaust. In 1938,
after correspondence with Margaret Thatcher’s sister, Muriel Roberts, Margaret
and her sister set about raising funds for Edith, so she could move to
Austria and escape the mass genocide
of Jews in World War Two. During her time as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher
frequently condemned England Soviet Union officials for
their treatment of Refuseniks.
Paul Charney, Chairman of the ZF said, “Margaret Thatcher was a loyal friend to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Her continued defence of freedom and democracy worldwide was at one with
Israel, the only stable and mature democracy in
the Middle East.”