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David Cameron ‘could be a direct descendant of Moses’

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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 07:51 AM

David Cameron could be a direct descendant of Moses, a Jewish scholar has suggested.

Political commentators have long known that the Conservative Party leader’s paternal great-great-grandfather was a Jewish immigrant who became a successful businessman.

But Yaakov Wise, a research fellow at the University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies, has traced the politician’s ancestry back to Elijah Levita, an eminent 16th-century Jewish scholar. Dr Wise’s study of archival material also suggests that Mr Cameron, who has described himself as an “enthusiastic friend of the Jewish people”, could be a direct descendant of Moses.

Mr Cameron’s great-great-grandfather, Emile Levita, arrived in Britain from Germany in the 1850s and rose swiftly in the world of commerce, gaining citizenship in 1871 and becoming director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, based in London.

Levita married out of the faith and adopted the trappings of an English gentleman, owning a grouse moor in Wales and sending his four sons to Eton. His son Arthur, a stockbroker, married Steffie Cooper, a relative of King George III, and Mr Cameron’s relationship to the monarchy survives to this day — he is a fifth cousin of the Queen, once removed.

Dr Wise has traced the family’s ancestral line back to Elijah Levita, 1469-1549, a central figure in the “Christian Hebraist” movement, who pioneered Hebrew and Yiddish linguistic research at the time of the Tudors.

The name Levita is the Latin form of Levite, meaning a Jew descended from the tribe of Levi, the son of Jacob, and one of the original 12 tribes of Israel. Dr Wise acknowledges, however, that Mr Cameron’s connection to Moses, who led his people out of slavery in Egypt, is less certain, describing his thesis as historical whimsy.

He said: “It is possible that Cameron is a direct descendant of Moses or, at least, a cousin. The leader of the Levites at the time of the exodus from Egypt was Moses, who was married with two sons named in the Bible.

“However, later descendants are unknown and many of today’s Levites, often carrying the surnames Levy, Levitan or Levita, could in fact be his descendants.”

Dr Wise said that Jewish records were notoriously difficult to follow because it was likely that they had been destroyed during the Jewish people’s flight from persecution. A recognisable trail to antiquity is impossible.

Exclusive story continued in tomorrow's Times.

How God sent David Cameron behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead his chosen people from the evil clutches of New Labour.

So will David Cameron lead us out of the wilderness and into the promised land?

Please excuse me while I roll around the floor with laughter.

[edit on 14-7-2009 by kindred]

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:12 AM
Its a shame we have to write two lines so here we go.

FFS, yeah right, talk about wanting attention. Hows does he know, does this 'expert' have Moses' DNA on file?


posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:18 AM
How on earth can you trace your family through what is essentialy a story book?

Thats like saying i could trace my family history back to Alice in Wonderland.


posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:23 AM
Yeah exactly. Moses never existed. Neither did Jesus. So the how's and why's and when's are bull!!!

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:23 AM
one in 25 of us are directly descended from Ghangas Khan. so i wouldn't associate too much to this.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:01 AM
Well there's one thing that is certain when it comes to David Cameron, he doesn't half like sucking up to & praising Jews. But what's new.

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