A STAND with Israel solidarity event, organised by the Representative Council in conjunction with the West Midlands Friends of Israel took place at Birmingham Central Synagogue. More than 200 people from across the Jewish community together with nonJewish friends of Israel attended the meeting, which was addressed by Israeli diplomat Ishmael Khaldi, Rabbi Yossi Jacobs, Christian Friends of Israel’s David Walker and Representative Council Chair and West Midlands Friends of Israel member, Ruth Jacobs. Almost £4,000 was collected for care packages for soldiers on the frontline and to help provide portable bomb shelters.
TWELVE ISRAELI veterans on a 10-day holiday under the auspices of the Birmingham and West Midlands Friends of the Israel War Disabled attended a community event at the Joseph Cohen Hall organised by the local Representative Council. The Israeli group, which included two Druse soldiers, expressed appreciation to the communi-