Michael Winner persuaded Margaret Thatcher to unveil a memorial for a victim of terror against the wishes of her advisers, confidential papers released this week by the National Archives have revealed.
Mourners gathered to attend Lord Janner’s funeral on Monday afternoon.
The former Labour peer was laid to rest at a United Synagogue cemetery in Willesden, north-west London, in front of family, friends and colleagues from the community. One mourner estimated that there were around 300 people in attendance.
The Deputy Speaker of the Knesset said a new UK-Israel parliamentary group would build on the “historic connection” between the two countries at the launch on Tuesday.
The group, headed by Deputy Knesset Speaker Hilik Bar and MK Yoav Kisch, aims to build ties between members of parliament in the two countries and will focus on co-operation in trade, science, education and technology.
There is an argument that we should somehow be grateful that Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Sir Gerald Kaufman’s antisemitic rant, describing it as “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”. An argument, yes, but a bad one.