David Miliband

David Miliband criticises Daily Mail

By Charlotte Oliver, October 11, 2013

David Miliband has criticised the Daily Mail’s attacks on his late father, calling the coverage “hateful”.

The former foreign secretary, who is now based in New York as CEO of the International Rescue Committee, told Channel Four News: “It is hateful when you have your father traduced in that way. There is no question about that.

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Archbishop's peace dinner

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Rowan Williams, who last week announced his resignation as Archbishop of Canterbury, had his mind on the Middle East on Tuesday, attending a London dinner for Israeli-Palestinian peace group One Voice .

Guest speaker ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband called the impasse over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the greatest diplomatic failure in 40 years.

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Archbishop's peace dinner

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Rowan Williams, who last week announced his resignation as Archbishop of Canterbury, had his mind on the Middle East on Tuesday, attending a London dinner for Israeli-Palestinian peace group One Voice .

Guest speaker ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband called the impasse over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the greatest diplomatic failure in 40 years.

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Miliband: Mideast peace needs 'wider Arab settlement with Israel'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The former Foreign Secretary has claimed that the biggest diplomatic failure of the last four decades is the fact that the two state solution has not yet materialised.

David Miliband, addressing guest at OneVoice's gala dinner in London on Tuesday, said

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Miliband reveals family Anne Frank connection

By Jennifer Lipman, February 2, 2012

David Miliband revealed a family connection to Anne Frank in an emotional speech to the Holocaust Memorial Day lunch of the anti-prejudice organisation set up in her name.

The former foreign secretary told Anne Frank Trust supporters that his aunt had met Otto Frank, Anne's father, in the early 1950s.

He had recently spoken to his aunt, who "had a lovely lilt when she talked about this kindl

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David Miliband's erev Yom Kippur Israel trip

By Jessica Elgot, October 10, 2011

David Miliband has spent the past week in Gaza, Israel, Jordan and Egypt, spending the run-up to Yom Kippur in Jerusalem.

The former Foreign Secretary was in Gaza with Save the Children. It was his first visit to the region, having been barred from Gaza during his time in government because of security concerns.

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Lord Sugar, Borat or David Miliband for next chief rabbi?

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2011

Lord Sugar has more chance of being chosen as the next chief rabbi than Borat, according to Paddy Power.

The news that Lord Sacks is to step down in 2013 has prompted the UK bookmaker to suggest some potential replacements.

Rabbi Harvey Belovski of Golders Green Synagogue has been given the best odds, with 6 to 4 that he will be picked.

But other high-profile Jewish leaders, including Mill Hill rabbi Yitzchak Schochet and six others — tipped as candidates by the JC — have also received favourable odds.

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Leaders trade blows over Mick Davis Israel criticism

By Simon Rocker, November 25, 2010

A group of prominent British Jews rallied behind UJIA chairman Mick Davis as arguments over his outspoken criticism of Israel reverberated across the community this week.

An open letter signed by 22 men and women, including nine current or past members of the Jewish Leadership Council, backed "public and honest discussion" over Israel and voiced support for Mr Davis for encouraging debate.

The signatories included former UJIA leaders Sir Trevor Chinn and David Cohen, donor Sir Harry Solomon, Bicom chairman Poju Zabludowicz and new peer, JLC vice-president Stanley Fink.

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Ed Miliband is Labour's first Jewish leader

By Jennifer Lipman, September 26, 2010

Ed Miliband has become the first Jewish leader of the Labour party.

The 40-year-old former Energy Secretary, who is MP for Doncaster North, triumphed with just a 1.3 per cent lead over his elder brother David in the fourth round of the vote. 

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Hall of Fame: Harry Mount

September 13, 2010

"It is an extraordinary achievement for two brothers to get so far.


"But then, consider their background, and it doesn’t seem so extraordinary. Jewish North Londoners are a quite exceptionally bright and successful bunch.


"The reasons for the success of Jewish North Londoners are clear – close-knit families, parental affection and a reverence for education."





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