The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church visited the synagogue in Belfast yesterday to offer support to the Jewish community following an attack on their place of worship over the weekend.
Dr Michael Barry said: “I have been appalled to hear of the recent attacks at the Belfast Synagogue and the Catholic churches in Kilkeel and north Belfast. Regardless of the faith, places of worship should not be the target of any attack. I condemn these religious hate crimes and ask those involved to have more respect for their neighbours.
“By visiting the synagogue, I hope I have encouraged Rabbi David Singer and assured him and members of the Jewish community that they are valued citizens of this city.”