Ed Miliband

George Galloway — no return to Labour Party

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Labour officials have insisted that there are no plans for George Galloway to rejoin the party after it was revealed that the Respect MP had held a secret meeting with Ed Miliband.

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Ed got it wrong. Zionism is about more than ‘support

By Josh Glancy, March 31, 2013

Last week I conducted an experiment. I was one of several partygoers being subjected to a long and tedious sermon on Middle Eastern politics by a Tehran-based journalist. As his references to Zionism became increasingly vicious (and his tone increasingly tiresome), I decided to change the direction. “I’m a Zionist”, I said.

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Lord Ahmed apologises to the Jewish community

By Sandy Rashty, March 28, 2013

The Community Security Trust has rejected an apology by Lord Ahmed for his “unacceptable” comments that suggested Jews controlled the media and British politics.

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Miliband’s natural constituents?

By Jonathan Freedland, March 15, 2013

Most of the debate about last week's appearance by Ed Miliband at a meeting of the Board of Deputies has dwelled on the Labour leader's remarks about Zionism. Which is a pity. Because much else happened that day that says a good deal about him - and something rather unexpected about us.

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Concern over Ed Miliband's Zionist credentials

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

The Zionist beliefs of Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Opposition, are mired in confusion after the Labour Party leader — who is Jewish — said at a public meeting that he was a Zionist, only for his office then to deny he had said any such thing.

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Ed Miliband: 'I'm a Zionist and oppose boycotts of Israel'

By Marcus Dysch, March 7, 2013

Ed Miliband has pledged to protect Jewish customs including brit milah and shechita if he becomes Prime Minister.

Speaking at a Board of Deputies event the Labour leader said he was opposed to boycotts of Israel and warned of the need to be “ever-vigilant”against antisemitism.

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Miliband’s ill-defined integration

By Geoffrey Alderman, December 31, 2012

In a recent speech, Labour leader Ed Miliband - the son of Polish Jewish immigrants - made some important statements designed to address ongoing public concern about levels of immigration to the UK. He did so against the backdrop of data from last year's census.

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Miliband hails 'fantastic' Norwood at £3m dinner

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

Ed Miliband has told 1,100 Norwood supporters that charities should never be regarded as "a soft touch" for government cuts.

Addressing Norwood's annual dinner on Monday at London's Grosvenor House, which raised £3 million-plus, the Labour leader acknowledged that it had been "a very tough year" for charities heavily reliant on private donors.

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Miliband chose the wrong man

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 30, 2012

On October 2, Labour leader Ed Miliband - the first Jew to lead the party - made a remarkable speech to the socialist-inclined faithful assembled in Manchester. Miliband invoked the political philosophy of Benjamin Disraeli, the UK's first Jewish prime minister, who was a Conservative.

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Isaac, Jacob, Moses — and Ed

By Jonathan Freedland, May 24, 2012

Journalism is a competitive business but sometimes the competition comes from a wholly unexpected source. I'd planned a while ago to write in this slot about the Jewishness of Ed Miliband. Little did I know that the latest edition of the New Statesman, a special on British Jewish life published on Thursday, would carry a column on the same topic - written by Ed Miliband.

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