Church backs Israel
A Scottish Night to Celebrate Israel organised by the Church at Stirling in Glasgow on Sunday attracted a 300 turnout.
Jewish Leadership Council chief executive Jeremy Newmark and Israeli government adviser Rivka Kidron were among the speakers. The entertainment included bagpipe playing.
Ms Kidron told guests that when she informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the event, he wrote a letter expressing gratitude to the church “for your staunch support. It is heartwarming to know that the people of Israel have such steadfast friends. This friendship is a source of great strength.”
Glasgow Jewish Representative Council president Paul Morron said: “To see so many people travelling to this event to show their support for Israel is very special. The impact this has had on the local community is quite dramatic in a place which can be quite hostile to Israel at times.”