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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 21

The Ambassador

The Ambassador

Matt Rees
Jenni Frazer

Award-winning crime writer Matt Rees teamed up with the late Yehuda Avner, adviser to Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin, to write The Ambassador, an ‘alternative’ historical novel set in Nazi Germany. What if Israel had been founded before the Holocaust? Might its existence have changed the course of European history? Journalist Jenni Frazer moderates. 
 
Jenni Frazer is a Glasgow-born award-winning Jewish journalist. Former assistant editor of The JC, she is now a freelance columnist and feature writer whose work is published by The Times, The Guardian, The Jewish News and The Times of Israel.
 
Matt Rees is an award-winning novelist, author of four mysteries about Palestinian sleuth Omar Yussef and of best-selling crime novels, published in 25 languages. His first novel won the UK Crime Writers’ Association New Blood Dagger. 

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Matt Rees

Jenni Frazer

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