Ed Miliband

Was the Daily Mail piece antisemitic?

By Jonathan Freedland, October 3, 2013

You didn’t have to be Jewish, to adapt an old phrase, to feel queasy at the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband. Plenty of Britons, including, I suspect, many Mail readers, will have disliked the notion of condemning a dead man who cannot defend himself and of suggesting a son should be blamed for the words and beliefs of his father.

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Outsider smears

October 3, 2013

After a week of analysis, comment, anger, defence and exhaustive media coverage, the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband has given the Labour leader’s father wider name recognition than he ever enjoyed in his lifetime. Were it not for one thing, the JC would not be adding to that coverage. We do not as a matter of course report events solely because a Jew is involved.

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Daily Mail accused of antisemitic attack over Miliband story

By Simon Rocker, October 3, 2013

The row over the Daily Mail’s attack on Ed Miliband’s father intensified this week when a leading campaigner against antisemitism accused the paper of an anti-Jewish slur.

In a tweet on Wednesday, John Mann, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, called the article on the late Ralph Miliband a “classical age-old antisemitic smear about disloyal Jews”.

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Ed Miliband attacks Daily’s Mail’s “smear” against his father

By Charlotte Oliver, October 1, 2013

Ed Miliband has accused the Daily Mail of a “character assassination” against his father in an impassioned article that he has written in today’s edition of the paper.

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Senior Labour MPs to join delegation to Israel

By Marcus Dysch, September 24, 2013

Senior Labour shadow cabinet members are due to join the party’s biggest delegation to visit Israel for years.

Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy will lead the group — co-ordinated by Labour Friends of Israel — in meetings with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and other counter-terror experts.

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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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