Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

At last, an Israeli rows at Henley

    A champion rower is to become the first Israeli to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta.

    Dani Fridman, 26, is taking part today in the Diamond Sculls race on Thursday following a special request from regatta chair Mike Sweeney.

    Mr Fridman said: "It is a dream come true. Mr Sweeney saw me in action at the European Championship where I came sixth. The regatta is one of the most well regarded rowing competitions in the world and to be the only Israeli taking part makes me very proud.

    "To be asked is a big thing. It means they regard you as one of the best."

    The Diamond Challenge is a 2000m event on the Thames. It first took place in 1844. Mr Fridman will race against 14 others from different countries for a title won by Sir Steve Redgrave in 1985.

    He said: "I don't want to come all this way to lose. I'm very excited to be in England. I love the culture behind the race. It's royal and very British."

    Mr Fridman learned to row at 16 during a trip to the sea of Galilee.

Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86