George Weidenfeld once remarked to me: “While a Zionist has a built-in pride of where he belongs, he doesn’t mind if he doesn’t belong elsewhere. A non-Zionist feels that doors are locked to him because of his origins.”
He was more than qualified to pronounce on the subject. In 1949, he took a sabbatical to work as Chaim Weizmann’s chief of cabinet.
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has ended confusion over remarks he made during a hustings event with the Jewish community.
He appeared alongside fellow MPs Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall 1a>at the JW3 community centre in north-west London on Monday at an event1b> organised by Labour Friends of Israel, the Jewish Labour Movement and the JC.
Princes have visited Israel in a personal capacity and UK prime ministers have made state visits. But a British monarch has never made an official visit to Israel. Yet according to the author of a new book on Prince Charles, the future King of England could be the first to do so - in what would be a seismic event in terms of the Royal Family's relations with Israel.
Rare footage of Lord Balfour’s 1925 visit to pre-state Israel has been officially released for the first time.
Israeli film researcher, Yaakov Gross, discovered the clips in his collection, and made them public to celebrate the 96th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which recognised Palestine as the national home of the Jewish people.