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    Lecture by Melanie Phillips Tuesday 28th February 2012

Alan Webber, Chair IBCA

Brenda Katten - Jt. Chair EFI

Andrew Balcombe - Jt. Chair EFI

Melanie Phillips addresses a crowded Hall

Melanie Phillips answers questions

Melanie Phillips

60th Anniversary of IBCA at the Balfour Dinner, November 9, 2011

Some members of Dinner Committee

John Katten Austen & Jennifer Science & Brenda Katten

H.E Matthew Gould, Mrs & Amb DFM Danny Ayalon & Mrs Cecilia Gould

Alan Webber making the presentation to Austen Science

Henry & Vivien Arnold with Austen & Jennifer Science

Attentive Dinner Guests with at front Sam Lewis,Vice chairman,Batsheva Lewis, Harold Hart former Chairman,Gillian Hart & H.E. Breifine O'Reilly Irish Ambassador

Any Questions Panel on 18 September 2011

The Panel. Seated from left to right:- H.E. Andrew Standley, Colonel Miri Eisin, David Horovitz, Mark Regev & Leah Zinder

A large attentive audience

Dr Raanan Gissin's talk to IBCA & AGM on 18 July 2011

Enjoying tea Austen Science ,Raanan Gissin & Sam Lewis

Checking for the Annual General Meeting

A Netanya table

Reception at Residence of British Ambassador on 6 June 2011

Sir Martin Gilbert with Suzanne & Jeffrey Zamet

Sir Martin signing his book for Vice Chairman Sam Lewis

Presentation by Prof Alex Deutsch

Austen Science, Sir Martin Gilbert & H.E. Matthew Gould British Ambassador

An attentive audience

IBCA Luncheon on 4 April 2011

Brian Harris presenting Majallie Wahabi with a Book following his vote of thanks to him

Stanley Laufer, David & Zena Clayton & Jeanette Cannon

Guests enjoying the Reception

Mrs Wahabi, Majallie Wahabi M.K. & Amb Moshe Raviv at the Lunch

17 November 2010 - Balfour Dinner with H.E. Matthew Gould MBE and Minorities Minister Prof. Avishay Bravernman

Hannah and Amb. Moshe Raviv with Jennifer and Austen Science

Honoured guests

H.E. Andrea Faulkner Australian Ambassador

H.E. Donald Perera Sri Lankan Ambassador

H.E. Andrew Standley, Head of EU Delegation to Middle East

Chairman addressing guests

Dinner guests

Dr Simon Kay, Director of British Council

Minister Avishay Braverman's address

H.E. Matthew Gould,British Ambassador with Lewis Harris President of IBCA

14 July 2010 - Alon Pinkas Lunch & AGM

Alon Pinkus & Austen Science

Enjoying lunch

Dena Laufer, Marise & Adrian Gordon

Roy Cooper, Helena & Joe Moses

Jeanette & Raymond Cannon & Anthony Vance

Wednesday 30 June 2010, at The Netanya Cultural Centre, Raziel St. - Screening of "In Our Hands"

L-R: Sam Lewis - Vice hairman, Prof. Gutmann and Austen Science

An expectant audience

H.E. Jon Allen, The Canadian Ambassador

Tuesday 7th July 2009 - Luncheon meeting with guest speaker Professor Itamar Rabinovich

Michael Tager, Birte Tager, Brian Harris, Elizabeth Harris

Gillian Hart, His Excellency the Sri Lankan Ambassador Mr Senevirathna, Nefesh b'Nefesh Project Manager Dov Newmark

Ambassador Moshe Raviv, guest speaker Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, Austen Science

Austen Science, Madeleine Mordecai and Harold Hart

14th May 2009 - Reception and meeting at the residence of the British Ambassador

L-R: Helena Moses, Annette Milliner-Giladi, Gillian Hart

Birgitte Kormind & Werner Bachman

Hon. Treasurer Dr Alan Webber with Professor Newman

L-R: Austen Science, Prof. David Newman, HE Ambassador Tom Phillips

22 April 2009 - Wednesday 22 April 2009 IBCA Day Trip to Sderot - Solidarity & Shopping

Waiting by the coach for the women to finish their shopping

The 'kassam museum' at Sderot Police Station

Lunch with a local flavour

Situation brief by Sderot Media Com

24th February 2009 - An Audience with Leah Zinder

Vice-chairman Sam Lewis with Leah Zinder

Past Chairman Brenda Katten with Leah Zinder

Guests enjoying coffee after Leah Zinder's address

A rapt audience listens to Leah Zinder

L-R, Betty Crystal, Rachel Pentol, Liz Harris

12th January 2009 - Lunch with Rabbi Dr. David Rosen

Amb. Moshe Raviv with Rabbi Dr David Rosen

Sam Lewis, Rabbi Dr David Rosen, Austen Science

Ruth Yashin & Mrs Jennifer Science

Luncheon guests with Mrs Brenda Katten

3rd November 2008 -The Balfour Dinner

Rt. Hon. William Hague MP with HE Ambassador Dan Gillerman and his wife, Janice.

Mr Sam Lewis, IBCA Chairman Brenda Katten, John Katten, Mrs Bat-Sheva Lewis.

Incoming IBCA chairman Austen Science and Mrs Jennifer Science.

Lord Steinberg proposes a toast to Her Majesty the Queen.

Sunday 21st September 2008 Meeting at the Residence of the Australian Ambassador

HE British Ambassador Tom Phillips & HE Australian Ambassador James Larsen

Guest speaker, Dr Robert Merrillees with his daughter Antoinette (wife of Australian Ambassador James Larsen)

Raymond Cannon and John Katten

Guests enjoying the event

Anthony Vance, Audrey Blakey & Ruth Greenwald

29th July 2008 Luncheon at Sheraton City Tower Hotel with David Horovitz

L-R: David Horovitz, South African Ambassador HE Major General Fumanekile Gqiba, Ambassador Moshe Raviv

Austen Science and Sam Lewis

L-R: Alice Krieger, Prof. Alex Deutsch, Gloria Deutsch, Ruth Ben Ari

The audience listens intently to guest speaker, David Horovitz.

4th June 2008 Reception & meeting at the Residence of the British Ambassador

IBCA Chair, Brenda Katten with Professor Avineri and HE Ambassador Tom Phillips

Cameroon Counsellor Ewonkem, Journalist Alexey Osipov and Professor Alex Deutsch

British Zionist Federation Chair, Andrew Balcombe, Mrs Jean Balcombe & Ruth Greenwald

Front row - Sheila & Michael Fox with Bess Lowenberg

Wednesday 12 March 2008 20:00 at the Daniel Hotel, Herzlia Pituach

IBCA Chair, Brenda Katten with MK Education Minister, Prof. Yuli Tamir

Guests eager to pose their questions to the Education Minister

Mr. Judika Tladi (South African Embassy 1st Secretary), Nigerian Ambassador HE Dada Olisa, Mr. Okono (Cameroon Embassy 1st Secretary)

Ambassador Moshe Raviv with MK Education Minister, Prof. Yuli Tamir

8th January 2008 Luncheon with Ambassador Daniel Ayalon

HE the Cameroon Ambassador Mr Henri Etounda Essomba with Yigal Levene and guests

Ambassador Daniel Ayalon addressing guests

Janet Rogan, Head of British Mission, Raymond and Jeanette Cannon, Brenda Bliss (with camera)

5th November 2007 - The Balfour Dinner

HE George Zodiates Cypriot Ambassador speaking with HE Henri Etounda Essomba, Cameroon Amb.( HE British Ambassador Tom Phillips and Mrs. Phillips in the background)

HE Jon Allen, Canadian Ambassador and his wife Clara Hersch, HE Tom Phillips, British Ambassador & Mrs. Phillips, John & Brenda Katten and Daphne Kaufman

Isaac Herzog MK, Minister for Social Welfare with Richard Kaufman of Fladgate Fielder Solicitors UK

David Landau, editor of Haaretz speaking with Sir Ronald Cohen

Sunday, 7th October 2007 Reception at the Australian Ambassador's Residence

Stuart West looking at the photo exhibits

Dr Alan Webber, Sheila & Michael Fox

Gillian Hart & Jennifer Science

Australian Ambassador Mr James Larsen with Batsheva Lewis (PA to the Ambassador of Nigeria)

Tuesday 10th July 2007, Luncheon with Ron Prosor, Israel's Ambassador-Elect to the U.K.

HE Nigerian Ambassador, Mr Dada Olisa, Yigal Levine, Mr Anthony Vance, deputy director Bahai World Centre

(L-R)Dan Kosky (NGO Monitor), Sara Miller (Ha'aretz), Hyam Corney (former deputy editor, London's Jewish Chronicle)

Luncheon guests

Ambassador designate to the Court of St. James, Ron Prosor with Janet Rogan, deputy head of the British Mission

Thursday 31st May, 2007 - Reception and Meeting at the Residence of the British Ambassador

HE British Ambassador Tom Phillips
with Professor Asher Susser

Member Ruth Greenwald with
guest Gita Conn OBE

L - R, Representative from the Kenyan Embassy, Gita Conn OBE, IBCA Chairperson, Brenda Katten, John Katten.

L - R, Michael Claff, Joe & Helen Moses, Shirley Claff.

11th April 2007 - Luncheon meeting with Colette Avital MK

L - R: Rachel Pentol, Irish Ambassador, HE Michael Forbes, Shirley Claff

New IBCA members Dr Meir and Mrs Simone Garson

L - R: Deputy Head of the British Mission Janet Rogan, Andrew Balcombe, Chairman of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain & Ireland and Mrs Jean Balcombe.

11th January 2007 - Inaugural Meeting 2007

British Ambassador, HE Tom Phillips,
IBCA Chairman, Brenda Katten & Isaac Herzog MK

Monday 6th November 2006 - the Balfour Dinner

Guests enjoying the ambiance

Diplomatic representatives of the Cameroons with Batsheva Lewis

Tuesday 12th September 2006 with Mark Regev

Shabtai & Tova Ben-Dov with Mark Regev

A Captive Audience

Tuesday 18th July 2006 at the Australian Ambassador's Residence

Stanley & Lenita Kersen

Marcel & Sandra Grossman

Luncheon Meeting with Efraim Halevi

Camaroon Ambassador HE Henri Etounda Essomba, Brenda Katten, Efraim Halevi

Cypriot Ambassador HE George Zodiates, Miriam Ben-Haim

11th May 2006 Meeting and Reception at British Ambassador's Residence

The Ambassador Simon McDonald looks on as MK Avishay Braverman addresses guests

Executive member, Yigal Yardeni with HE Ambassador Simon McDonald

March 30, 2006: David Landau: "For Better or Worse - The Election?"

Peter Stevenson (Director of Trade and Investment Section, British Embassy) and guest, Hyam Corney.

Lesley Claff, Jonathan Chew (Deputy Head of the Australian Mission), Harriet Mathews (Head of the Political Section, British Embassy)

March 6, 2006: Evening with Israel's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Mark Regev

Janet Rogan, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Tim George, Australian Ambassador & guest speaker, Mark Regev, Spokesman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Hon Secretary and Hon.Treasurer

  • 2006 Inaugural Event

  • Rene Wassill, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy (left) and guests

    Guests enjoying the luncheon

    Professor Stanley Fischer and Michael Fox MBE

    Honorary President, Lewis Harris MBE with Mr & Mrs Kersen

  • 2005 Annual Balfour Dinner

  • "The passing of the baton" New Chairman Brenda Katten making a presentation to the immediate past Chairman Dr. Harold Hart

    Guest of Honour, Sir David Frost - speaking at the 2005 Annual Balfour Dinner