Manchester's major Jewish welfare charity, The Fed, has a new fan in David Walliams.
The comedian, actor and Britain's Got Talent judge was guest speaker at The Fed's dinner, telling the 550 crowd that he was "proud to be associated with such an amazing charity. I'm staggered by the breadth of its work and the number of people it helps."
for the past four years, report after report has emerged attributing air strikes on Syrian military targets to Israel. The Israeli government has not acknowledged a single one - not even when the remnants of bombs with labels in Hebrew were found on the scene. However, Israeli officials have developed a way of taking indirect responsibility that - theoretically - serves the country's interests.
By Marcus Dysch and Sandy Rashty, January 29, 2015
Jewish leaders have reacted with fury to the BBC's decision to invite anti-Israel MP George Galloway onto a Question Time panel in Finchley, north-west London.
Mr Galloway, who refuses to debate with Israelis, will be a guest on the BBC1 current affairs programme when it is filmed in the parliamentary constituency with the country's largest Jewish population next week.