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Ed Miliband: Once A Jew Always A Jew (Like Disraeli)?

by | 20th, April 2014

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine (left) meet his 84 year-old Aunt Sarah Ben Zvi (right) at her home on Nachshonim Kibbutz near Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

ED Miliband has been in Israel, rediscovering his Jewish roots.

The Daily Mail   quotes the Labour leader as saying: “I would be the first Jewish prime minister if we win the election.”

Indeed, as he had told Haaretz : “In a little over a year from now, Ed Miliband could well be the first Jewish prime minister of the United Kingdom.”

But he won’t be. In 1868, Benjamin Disraeli led the Conservative Party to victory in the General Election. He was the country’s first Jewish Prime Minister. He also coined the  ‘One Nation’ slogan Ed seems so fond of chanting.

 

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. British Conservative politician and novelist. Elected to Parliament in 1837.

 

Disraeli did convert from Judaism to the Church of England. Ed Miliband “married out” and is not an observant Jew and claims to

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