The British Ambassador Mathew Gould and his wife Celia inaugurated the ‘Club Brittania’ at Givat Olga near Hadera, the first of 6 centres for Holocaust Survivors that will open this year, all financed by the British Jewish Community. Among the VIP’s present was Israel’s Welfare Minister, the Major of Hadera and the Chairman of the Foundation For The Benefit Of Holocaust Victims in Israel, who all spoke of the importance of this project, but who have themselves in the past not done enough to alleviate their loneliness and the plight of those survivors who slipped below the poverty line.
Also: of significance was the Conference of Presidents’ of Major Jewish Organisation which took place this week in Jerusalem. Among the items discussed was de-legitemisationof Israel, the strife in our region, the Iranian threat and internal challenges facing Israel. The Conference heard from Prime Minister Netanyahu, what I thought was a disappointing speech of many words but little substance. He talked about some aspects of macro economics, while we wanted to hear about the immediate economics that affect our families. The prime Minister also raised questions, but gave few answers. You can hear his speech in this programme, as well as why Jonathan Pollard is still in prison and who generates anti-Semitism in Europe.