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    • 25.02.14 | 00:46 (IST)

    Born 1804-1881 London. He was of Italian-descent.Due to a quarrel with the Jewish community. His father left the Jewish fold, & converted to Christianity. Benjamin Disraeli bought shares of the Suez canal through the loan of the Rothschild family. The sum of Four million sterling. He was instrumental in conferring the title. 'Empress of India' to Queen Victoria. She personally came to lay a wreath on his grave.

    from the article: Man who would be U.K.'s first Jewish PM to visit Israel
    First published 15:25 21.02.14 | Last updated 15:25 21.02.14
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