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29 October 2009updated 27 Sep 2015 5:42am

Kaminski: the facts

What Poland's Chief Rabbi actually said

By James Macintyre

Not for the first — nor doubtless the last — time, the Michal Kaminski affair has returned to the political scene today, starting with a debate on the Today programme between David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, and his shadow William Hague. On Kaminski, the exchange focused on a quotation from the Chief Rabbi of Poland, which was among a number of concerned Jewish voices in Britain and abroad that I reported in July. The BBC was highlighting a new quotation obtained by the right-wing think tank Policy Exchange from the rabbi, Michael Schudrich. The latter has been widely picked up by Tory-supporting blogs.

I have little to add to my 9 October post showing the emails and quotes in full.

You can see me producing the original email on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme here (for which the Tories surprisingly didn’t put anyone up). Sadly, the Today programme has yet to do what it promised on air this morning, and publish the email on its website.


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