Miliband's dinner date with Jewish leaders

Foreign Secretary David Miliband is due to attend a dinner tonight to honour Henry Grunwald, who retired as president of the Board of Deputies and chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council in the spring.

Leading figures in British Jewry will gather at the event at a top London hotel.

It will be Mr Miliband’s first appearance at a Jewish function since he sparked controversy with his attack earlier this month on some of the Conservative party’s East European allies for alleged far-right links.

Furious rows resulted when the Board of Deputies raised the issue with the Conservatives but was criticised for its intervention by some members of the Jewish Leadership Council.

    Last updated: 12:06pm, October 19 2009