Relive the past week on jewishnews.co.uk with our top-seven must-read stories from the past seven days…
Scroll down to read our pick of this week’s stories, which included extensive coverage of Prince William’s historic visit to Israel, meeting the first British female IDF tank commander, an interview with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and how two Camp Simcha supporters were honoured by Theresa May in recognition of them setting up the “Evie’s Night Owls” respite project…
1) Prince William’s moment of reflection at the Kotel – The Duke of Cambridge has visited the Western Wall on the final morning of his historic Middle East tour, joined by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
2) British-born IDF soldier to be one of Israel’s first ever female tank commanders – Charlotte Feld-Davidovici, 20, passes gruelling combat course to become one of only four to get the unique and highly-skilled opportunity
3) Rabbi Dweck sorry over ‘vulgarity’ of Samuel Pepys retweet – The senior S&P rabbi commented on entry by famous diarist detailing affair ‘with a woman who wasn’t his wife’
4) Women raise awareness of BRCA gene mutation with photoshoot – After having both breasts removed to avoid a deadly form of cancer, one Jewish woman urges others ‘not to stick your head in the sand’
5) Founders of respite project ‘Evie’s Night Owls’ honoured by PM – Camp Simcha supporters Sam and Lee Bladon given Prime Minister’s ‘Points of Light’ award for their work providing breaks for families
6) Ehud Olmert: The man who came within weeks of peace – A year out of prison, the 72-year-old former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke to Jewish News’ foreign editor about working with American and Palestinian presidents, what Israel needs to do to make peace, and where he goes from here.
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