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The chosen people

Report: 214 Jews elected to parliaments in countries around the world

Itamar Eichner
Published: 01.04.06, 12:47 / Israel News

A study conducted by a major Jewish organization in the United States revealed that the Jewish nation has a significant number of representatives in parliaments across the globe considering it is only 13 million strong.

 

A copy of the study findings received by Israel’s leading newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, shows that 214 Jews are currently serving as lawmakers and parliamentarians in countries around the world.

 

The names of Jews mentioned in the report have been concealed for fear they might reach hostile elements.

 

The country which has the largest number of Jewish elected officials is Britain, where 61 legislative posts are occupied by Jews: 7 Barons, 37 Lords and 17 MPs.

 

The United States ranks second with 37 Jewish lawmakers, 11 Senators and 26 Congressmen.

 

France and Ukraine are third with 15 Jewish members of parliament each.

 

Brazil has 11 members of parliament and a Jew occupies a seat in the parliament of the Dominican Republic.

 

A convention of Jewish members of parliament from all over the world will take place in Jerusalem next week where Jewish lawmakers from 28 countries will discuss ways to fight anti-Semitism, promote dialogue between religions, and advance Jewish activities to assist the world’s poor.

 

The convention was organized by the Jewish Agency, the Knesset, the Tourism Ministry and the World Jewish Congress.

 

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