By Leon Symons, May 9, 2008
At an age when many would consider retirement, 65-year-old Andrew Balcombe is to join the ranks of the long-distance commuters.
The chairman of the Zionist Federation is making aliyah this week — but is continuing in his communal role. He will have completed his first two-year stint but plans to stand again when the post comes up for election in September.
“I will be travelling back and forth between Israel and Britain, but it won’t be as often as some people who do it weekly,” said Mr Balcombe. “In fact, I and my wife Jean feel privileged to be going to Israel at this time.