Downing Street Menorah

December 13, 2012

Party-goers at Wednesday’s Downing Street Chanucah reception admired the beautiful silver menorah — which, it transpires, actually belongs to Number Ten.

It was a gift to Tony Blair on a visit to Israel, presented to him by Avner Shalev of Yad Vashem.
Conservative Friends of Israel director Stuart Polak knew just where to go when seeking a giant menorah to grace the CFI lunch the day before.

“I popped round to Number Ten,” he grinned. “They have the nicest menorah in town.”

Last updated: 2:07pm, December 13 2012