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Jewish 100: Michael Gove – Government

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Michael Gove's views on Israel are more favorable to Israel than those of any other mainstream British politician, current or past. Photo: Paul Clarke.

Michael Gove

British Secretary of State for Education

A rising star in British politics, Gove had already shown his colors as a great friend of Israel and the Jewish community in his former role as a London Times Editor. Speaking at a UJIA fundraiser last year, he said, “I will defend Israel’s right to exist as long as I have breath in my body.” In his current role he has been particularly active in stamping out curriculum anti-Semitism that appeared on more than one occasion, and he has shown support for Jewish education.

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