By James Lewis, July 15, 2010
If Matthew Gould has any spare time when he flies off to Israel to become British ambassador, the JC has helpfully compiled a reading list.
The idea was inspired by the coalition's Middle East Minister Alistair Burt, who has asked Jewish, Israeli and Arab journalists for suggestions of essential books to read before he visited the region.
Mr Gould is the first Jewish ambassador to be appointed as Britain's man in Tel Aviv.
Stand-up comedian Josh Howie, 34, suggested Shalom Auslander's critically acclaimed Foreskin's Lament.