Fashion designer John Galliano has said that he has learned to accept responsibility for the antisemitic comments he made during a drunken rant in 2010.
Speaking at the launch of a new Jewish educational project on Thursday night, the controversial designer said: "I am an alcoholic. I am an addict we addicts are not responsible for our disease. But that is by no means an excuse.
Shimon Peres skipped the kosher main course at the Zionist Federation gala dinner to dine at a central London Japanese restaurant, the JC understands.
The former Israel president - who is believed to have been paid a six-figure sum to attend last week's fundraiser - left immediately after conducting an on-stage interview with an Israeli-Arab journalist in front of the 900 guests.