David Cameron ‘may be directly descended from Moses’

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As the fifth cousin once removed of the Queen, David Cameron’s family tree was already looking pretty illustrious.
But Jewish scholars now believe that the Tory leader could also be a direct descendant of the biblical Hebrew prophet, Moses.
It was always known that Cameron’s great-great-grandfather was the Jewish banker Emile Levita, who came to Britain as a German immigrant in the 1850s.
And now Dr Yaakov Wise at the University of Manchester has traced Cameron’s ancestry traced right back to a famous Jewish scholar of the 16th century.

Emile Levita was a wealthy banker who became a director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, which had offices in Threadneedle Street in the City.
He took on all the trappings of an English gentleman – he hunted, owned a grouse moor in Wales, and started an educational tradition which has continued through to today’s Tory leader, by…

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