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David Cameron set to make first official Israel visit within weeks

By Marcus Dysch, January 2, 2014

David Cameron is expected to travel to Israel next month for his long-awaited first official visit as Prime Minister.

Israeli Foreign Ministry sources reported that Mr Cameron would arrive in mid-February, within a week of a visit to the country from German chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Jewishly, David’s ahead of Ed

By Marcus Dysch, December 17, 2013

There’s a joke doing the rounds about the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition: one is a committed Zionist, eager to visit Israel and totally at ease in the company of British Jews; the other is Ed Miliband.

There will be plenty of talk during the next 18 months about the possibility of Britain electing Mr Miliband as our first halachically Jewish Prime Minister since Disraeli.

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Islamist extremists could be hit with new banning orders, warns Cameron

By Marcus Dysch, December 5, 2013

David Cameron’s plans to silence hate preachers and tackle the radicalisation of British Muslims have been welcomed by Jewish communal groups.

The Community Security Trust said a report published by the Prime Minister’s task force on extremism had outlined “important” areas where radical activity could be combated.

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Cameron: we are not starry-eyed on Iran

By Marcus Dysch, November 28, 2013

David Cameron has moved to reassure supporters of Israel and British Jewry following the Iranian nuclear deal struck in Geneva this week.

Speaking at a Chanucah reception in Downing Street on Wednesday evening, the Prime Minister said he shared the “scepticism and worry” felt over the interim agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme and lift some sanctions.

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the Holocaust Educational Trust dinner

September 30, 2013

David Cameron believes Britain “had to take a stand” following the chemical weapon attacks in Syria and thinks that the Holocaust provides a chilling lesson of what can happen when outrages are not tackled.

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Spurs fans still ‘sing what they want’

By Marcus Dysch, September 24, 2013

Spurs supporters cheered their side to victory on Sunday with chants of “Yid army” and “we’ll sing what we want”, only days after the JC revealed that David Cameron sanctioned the use of the word that has caused so much controversy.

They defied threats of prosecution as their side beat Cardiff City in Wales — and even won the backing of one of their most celebrated players.

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David Cameron: Yid is not hate speech when it’s Spurs

By Stephen Pollard, September 18, 2013

Spurs fans who use the word “Yid” in terrace chants should not be prosecuted — as long as they are not motivated by hate, according to David Cameron.

The Prime Minister reignited the row over the use of the word when he made clear his view, which contradicts the Football Association and Jewish groups who have been insisting it is always offensive.

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Let history still bear witness to the Holocaust

By Karen Pollock, September 18, 2013

In the Warsaw Ghetto in August 1942, 19-year-old David Graber, knowing he might die in the next few hours, buried a note with the words: “I would love to see the moment in which the great treasure will be dug up and scream the truth at the world...

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David Baddiel says David Cameron is wrong over Y-word

September 18, 2013

Writer and comedian David Baddiel has criticised David Cameron for saying use of the word Yid by some football fans is not hate speech.

In an exclusive interview with the JC, the Prime Minister said that supporters of Tottenham Hotspur, who refer to themselves as Yiddos in terrace chants, should not face criminal charges.

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David Cameron announces cash boost for Holocaust education

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2013

A new group will investigate ways for future generations in Britain to commemorate the Holocaust, David Cameron has revealed.

The Prime Minister announced the creation of the cross-party, multi-faith commission at the Holocaust Educational Trust’s 25th anniversary dinner in central London on Monday evening.

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