40th anniversary of visits by Israeli veterans

HEROES VISIT: The Israeli war veterans at Princes Road Synagogue with trip organiser Elaine Hamburger and Alaster Burman

ISRAELI war veterans made their annual day trip to Liverpool on Wednesday.

The group, including one Druze soldier, visited Princes Road Synagogue where they were told some of the shul’s history by chairman Alaster Burman.

After trips to the Beatles Museum and shopping in Albert Dock and Liverpool One, they were guests at a barbecue at the home of Shelli and Greg Abrams.

Organiser Dov Hamburger said this was the 40th year that the Israelis had been coming to England.

The Israelis made a presentation to Shelli and Greg Abrams, saying: “It means so much to us that you all open your hearts and homes to us.”

Joining in the visit to Princes Road Shul were locals Leslie Cohen and his twin brother Michael together with Michael’s son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Orna (nee Herr), visiting from Israel.

Michael made aliya in 1981, served in the paras in the Israeli army and is still doing reserve duty.

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