Welsh exhibit sheds light on Jewish past

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2010

An exhibition shining light on the history of the Jewish community in Wales has opened in the principality.

Bangor University academics Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker have discovered evidence of Jewish life in the country going back to the 13th century .

Part of an exhibition based on their work shows the role of Jews in building castles in towns such as Caernarfon before the community was expelled in the late 13th century.

Dr Abrams said Jews were forced out of Wales “at the height of the building work.


Bellamy is a good match for Cardiff

By Martin Samuel, August 19, 2010

I used to imagine what a fine forward line England would have if Craig Bellamy could partner Michael Owen. This was before Wayne Rooney arrived, obviously.

Back then, England struggled with a succession of foils for their main goal-scorer. Owen and Sven Goran Eriksson loved Emile Heskey but nobody else did, Darius Vassell was a whole-hearted channel-runner and little more, but Bellamy?


New president of League of Jewish Women

By Jessica Elgot, July 22, 2010

The new president of the League of Jewish Women lists her top priority as the organisation's survival over the next 10 years.

Marilyn Brummer, 68, identifies a need for a re-energised membership, but acknowledges that changing women's priorities are making recruitment difficult for a voluntary work organisation.


Egypt-Israel relations will outlive Mubarak

By Ben Lynfield, July 22, 2010

Rumours that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is dying have caused concern in Israel over the future of the Israeli-Egyptian relationship.

Over the past three decades, Mr Mubarak has gained admirers in Israel for sticking to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty through wars and intifadas. But the "cold peace" does not depend on him personally and is still likely to persist in a post-Mubarak era, analysts say.


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Welsh protests fail to disrupt Israel envoy's visit

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2010

The Israeli ambassador faced an angry reception from protesters on Wednesday as he marked the appointment of Israel's first honorary consul for Wales.

Ron Prosor visited Cardiff to attend a ceremony at the Welsh Assembly, welcoming Philip Kaye to the role.

But the ambassador was later heckled as he arrived to give a lecture at Cardiff University Debating Society.


May Mendleson, 108, is Britain's oldest Jew

By Ruth Levene, February 25, 2010

May Mendleson doesn't like to have a fuss made of her - even on her 108th birthday.

Celebrations were low key for Mrs Mendleson, believed to be Britain's oldest Jew, at Cardiff's Penylan Jewish home, where she has been a resident for five years. However, she was delighted that her son Astor travelled from London with his wife Carole.

Born in Glasgow, she moved to London before marriage and took jobs including secretary to Hackney Conservative Party.

She met her husband Harry at a wedding where she was a bridesmaid and he was the best man.


Against the Tide

By Memorial Hall and Theatre, January 15, 2010
Thursday 28 January


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