Sir Moses Haim Montefiore (1784-1885), a British Jewish banker and philanthropist, defender of human rights, and sheriff of London,

was once seated at dinner next to an important personality and an anti-Semite.

He told Sir Moses that he had just returned from Japan, where they “have neither pigs nor Jews.”

Montefiore replied instantly: “Accordingly, you and I should go there so they can have a sample of each.”