An unusual presentation was made to Pro-Zion, the Progressive Zionist movement, in recognition of its work — a mounted soup ladle.
The utensil had been used in soup kitchens supported by the Israel Religious Action Centre. During a UK visit, IRAC executive director Anat Hoffman presented the ladle to Charlie Gluckman, co-chair of Pro Zion, which has raised money for the centre.
“I promised to raise a further $10,000 for the project,” Mr Gluckman said. “I couldn’t say no.”