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March 8, 2013 11:59 am

Top Jewish UK Politician: I am a Zionist

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Ed Miliband in 2007. Photo: Wikipedia

Times of Israel – As he posed for the cameras at the end of an evening Q&A with Britain’s Jewish community, a beaming Ed Miliband was heckled by a member the audience. Glancing down, the Jewish leader of the UK’s Labour Party realized that the Haggadah he was holding, a gift from the organizers, was upside down. He quickly corrected course, grinning sheepishly.

The audience didn’t seem to mind. By then, Miliband, who according to polls is the UK’s first realistic prospect for a Jewish prime minister in the modern era, had charmed the room with his easy manner, and his frankest yet declarations of admiration for Israel and for his Jewish heritage. The fact that he did not seem to know too much about either was politely ignored.

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