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  3/12/2014, Adar Bet 10, 5774

PM Cameron Discusses Jewish Great-Great Grandfather

British Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Wednesday, briefly mentioned his Jewish great-great-grandfather. Emile Levita was well-known Jewish businessman in Germany who became a British citizen in 1871. Levita was related to Elia Levita, a noted Hebrew poet and scholar (born Germany 1469, died Italy 1549) who taught both Jews and non-Jews the Hebrew language and Jewish subject matter.