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June 19, 2015 3:12 pm

Former British Labour Leader Miliband Threatens to Sue Jewish Paper Over Israel Remarks

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Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband threatens to sue Jewish paper over alleged Israel remarks. Photo: Wikimedia

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband threatens to sue Jewish paper over alleged Israel remarks. Photo: Wikimedia

Former British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband threatened to sue a Jewish newspaper in the U.K. if it published comments media mogul Richard Desmond said he made that were critical of Israel, the Jewish Telegraph reported on Friday.

“The former Labour leader was furious over allegations that he had made offensive remarks to Desmond about Israeli action against Palestinians,” the Telegraph reported.“The Daily Express owner had told the Jewish Telegraph that Miliband had verbally attacked Israel during a chance encounter on London’s Hampstead Heath.”

“Desmond suggested Miliband had been in such a rage. I couldn’t stop him – he was going berserk [about Israel’s actions],” according to the Jewish Telegraph.

“Miliband’s spokesman, who had seen a full transcript of Desmond’s interview, said: ‘You should expect legal action and/or a complaint to the press watchdog if you go ahead with publication,’” according to the report.

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The newspaper said it had decided not to print Miliband’s comments.

Miliband came under fire from some Jewish groups in 2014 for comments he made critical of Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip last summer, such as remarking on the “horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians.”

“I don’t think it will help Israel win friends,” he said in the U.S. at the time.

Miliband stepped down as Labour chairman after the party suffered a serious loss in parliamentary elections earlier this year.

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  • Joseph London

    The last Labour leadership race was between two Jewish brothers, Dave and Ed Miliband. The unions chose Ed because Dave was closely associated with Tony Blair and New Labour. Ed’s visit to Israel and Holocaust survivor relatives received good media coverage. The Milliband parents were refugees to pre-war Britain and saved from the Holocaust. When [Marxist] Professor Miliband was criticised as lacking loyalty to Britain, Ed displayed exceptional filial piety in defending his father. His one faux pas was the episode of the ‘bacon sandwich’ with Jews and Gentiles alike surprised by his desecration of Judaism’s best known dietary law. Regarding criticism of Israeli policies, many Jews, from secularists to Haredim to Israeli leaders of the Opposition have been known from time to time to be critical, two Jews with three opinions etc. What Ed may or may not have said in private should remain private.

  • When a Jew has Kapo tendencies, he has no luck in his desired pursuits; here is a case in point.

  • Ed Milliband has been and continues to be an ardent supporter of ‘palestinians’and Islam and had promised to make ‘Islamophobia’ ILLEGAL

    He wilfully with malice aforethought IGNORES all the dastardly acts of terror and hate ( the ones who celebrated most the holocaust of 9/11 were ‘palestinians’ ) but is very critical of Israel’s self defense

    He has the morals and intellect of a pimp and luckily for Britain he was not elected as PM

    The greatest tragedy in the West is the FACT that most of the leaders in Europe & USA are utterly CLUELESS about the existential threat posed by Islam & Muslims to the Judeo Christian foundations of both

    Please remember that the whole subject of Islam can be summed up by the following 8 words:

    Know Islam — No Peace
    No Islam — Know Peace

    Any better than these?

    IQ al Rassooli
    Kafir & Proud!

  • Braham

    Sincerely hope Jeremy Corbyn is his successor as he is an older left wing candidate with both personality & vast experience. He is Anti- Market labour (1970s) so one must assume, though I rarely use assumptions in Politics that he is a thorn in DCs side when it comes to the In/out Euro referendum. The word is Sooner the better let’s get it over & done with before Obama errupts.See my blog over the summer.

  • Braham

    Firstly let me say I personally bear no grudge against ‘red Ed’ as he is affectionately described. One has to be Thick Skinned to be a politician. He is by all accounts publicly a complete hypocrite; Visually eating Bacon Sarnys (his words) on doosteps of his constituency in Doncaster, in the metropolitan elite Islington North where he & his wife reside. He has 2 kitchens 1 for Treifa & the other for Treifa. Any wonder he was thrashed

  • KRIS KRISTIAN

    I THINK MOST LEVEL HEADED PEOPLE IN BRITAIN AND AROUND THE WORLD, WERE CELEBRATING MILLIBAN’S DEFEAT. HE WOLD HAVE HANDED BRITAIN TO THE MUSLIMS.
    HE IS A TRAITOR TO BRITAIN.
    TO SHOW WHAT A PIG HE IS, HE STOOD AGAINST HIS BROTHER TO WIN THE LEADERSHIP.
    WHICH ONE IS WORSE?

  • dante

    milliband is a fool and a coward, but he is right about one thing: the u.k. (and europe and the hateful morons of the media and the academy) will be displeased with ANYTHING that Israel does to defend herself. it does not matter what limited, well-calculated, and intelligent steps Israel takes and it does not matter about the monstrous provocations to which she has been subjected nor does it care about the way in which other nations have or would respond to similar attacks. Israel will be condemned. Israel will not win friends by her defense of herself. milliband is right about that.

    BUT IT WILL SURVIVE. left to milliband and his sick-in-the-soul colleagues it would not.

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