Jewish academics appointed privy counsellors

Two of British Jewry’s most eminent academics, Sir Martin Gilbert and Sir Lawrence Freedman, have been appointed to the government’s committee of inquiry into the Iraq War.

Sir Lawrence, Vice-Principal and Professor of War Studies at King’s College, London and Sir Martin, whose numerous books include histories of the First and Second World Wars, will both be made privy counsellors.
The inquiry, which, controversially, will sit behind closed doors, will begin next month and is expected to last a year.

    Last updated: 11:34am, June 19 2009