More than 70 attend re-launch of UK Zionist group

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More than 70 attend re-launch of UK Zionist group

Pro-Israel leaders call for “unapologetic Zionism” at this week's event, which saw the revival of Herut UK

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Left-right: Mark Lewis, Mandy Blumenthal, Harry Saul Markman, and Karma Feinstein Cohen executive director Of World Magshimei-Herut
Left-right: Mark Lewis, Mandy Blumenthal, Harry Saul Markman, and Karma Feinstein Cohen executive director Of World Magshimei-Herut

More than 70 people attended the re-launch event of Herut UK, the political Zionist group affiliated to World Herut in Israel.

The party’s executive director, Karma Feinstein-Cohen, who came from Israel especially for the re-launch, spoke about the history of the movement while pro-Israel activist David Collier spoke about the legacy of Zionist founding father, Vladimir Jabotinsky.

Lawyer Mark Lewis emphasised the importance of “unapologetic Zionism”, while the UK national director, Mandy Blumenthal, chaired the event and introduced Herut UK’s youth director, Harry Saul Markman.

Arieh Miller, chief executive of the Zionist Federation, also attended the event, which was held in Loughton on Sunday night.

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was previously headlined ‘More than 70 attend re-launch of UK Zionist party’. This is incorrect. Herut UK is a political group in the UK, not a political party.
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