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Ben Disraeli and the Temple of Solomon

In 1835, the Irish Roman Catholic leader Daniel O'onnell attacked Benjamin Disraeli in the House of Commons, at one point referring to the future prime minister's Jewish ancestry.

"Yes, I am a Jew," Disraeli replied, "and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."

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