Britain’s next Jewish PM says he is a Zionist

1610617041The leader of the British Labor Party and the man who may well become the British first Jewish prime minister, Ed Miliband, put a lot of minds at rest on Thursday when he said that he is a Zionist, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
Miliband began by acknowledging that religion didn’t play much of a role in his family home but immediately established a rapport with the audience, telling them of his parents, especially the experiences of his mother during the Holocaust. That allowed him also to characterize his parents’ politics as “Tikkun Olam” (repairing the world). He established his personal connection to Israel through a childhood visit to his grandmother’s home in Tel Aviv, and elicited the first applause of the evening by saying “I have huge respect, admiration and indeed a debt, not just to Britain, but to Israel for the sanctuary it gave my grandmother – Israel gave her comfort.”

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