Eyebrows were raised when James Sorene was appointed as chief executive of research group Bicom last year.
He was billed as having been a key adviser to Nick Clegg during the former Liberal Democrat leader's time as Deputy Prime Minister - one of the most tumultuous periods in the now-diminished party's relationship with the Jewish community.
A Conservative MP has claimed £135 in expenses for Hebrew lessons.
According to the Grimsby Telegraph, Andrew Percy, who is a member of Conservative Friends of Israel, said the lessons were part of his professional development and that he was paying some of the cost himself.
Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz has called on the international community to join together to destroy the terror movement Daesh.
Addressing a Zionist Federation Gala Dinner on Sunday night, Mr Gantz said: "We must humiliate, actually, Daesh and what it stands for. Period. No concessions. If it takes a generation, it takes a generation."
While robots waged war at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, another student was also making a big impression at the event: 16-year-old Joshua Fifer, who was named Young Engineer Student of the Year 2016.
The Yavneh College pupil won the title for designing and building a prototype device that can generate hydrogen, which can then be used to power domestic gas appliances.