Royal family

When the prince went to Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2013

As Prince Charles tours the Middle East this week, he will be once again following in the footsteps of one of his predecessors in the role. But while Jerusalem does not feature on his itinerary this time, when the future King Edward VII embarked on his tour of the region 151 years ago, the Holy Land was high on his agenda.


Exhibition recalls King Edward's visit to Jerusalem

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

Photographs of the future king of England taken when he explored the Middle East in 1862 have gone on show in Edinburgh.

King Edward VII, then known simply as the Prince of Wales, spent four months in the Holy Land and the surrounding areas on an educational visit.


Review: The Audience

By John Nathan, March 8, 2013

With one national treasure playing another, only the most committed republican could resist the charms of Helen Mirren’s serene portrayal of the Queen.

But only the most committed royalist would fail to feel slightly queasy by the end of this paean to the monarch.


Murder most foul: death of a Jewish officer that moved Queen Victoria

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2013

A plaque is to be unveiled in Brighton in memory of the UK’s first Jewish chief constable — 170 years after he was murdered with an iron poker in his office.

When Henry Solomon died in 1844, thousands of mourners lined the streets, while Queen Victoria donated the sum of £50 to support his widow and nine children and the Brighton Town Commissioners gave £500.


Mazel Tov: a royal baby for Wills and Kate

By Jennifer Lipman, December 3, 2012

The wait is over. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child. According to St James's Palace: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby".


For Queen and country

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

A JFS student from Bushey is a new director at the British Monarchist Society.

Gideon Benedyk, 14, will publicly debate and protect Her Majesty from “the hypocritical and dreadful republican argument.”


Children's author and Holocaust survivor on Queen's Honours List

By Zoe Winograd and Josh Jackman, June 16, 2012

Judge Clive Callman has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to law, education and charity.

The judge has been part of the Anglo-Jewish Association since 1956, and is a governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He is also director of the Jewish Studies Foundation in London.


Anti-Israel activists urge Queen to decline 'blood diamond'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 14, 2012

Supporters of a boycott of Israel have issued a call to Queen Elizabeth II, asking the monarch to divest herself of her “blood diamond”.


Anti-Israel activists target Queen over Jubilee diamond

By Jennifer Lipman, June 11, 2012

Supporters of a boycott of Israel have issued a call to Queen Elizabeth II, asking the monarch to divest herself of her "blood diamond".


Diamond Jubilee concert director says celebrities 'packed away their egos' for the Queen

By Simon Round, June 7, 2012

Millions of people enjoyed the Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday night. Geoff Posner was not one of them.

Mr Posner, who directed the BBC’s coverage of the event, was far too busy juggling the logistics of such a massive operation even to think about what he was watching.