Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Yehuda Avner

Avner, who also served as Israel’s ambassador to Britain and Australia in the 1980s and 90s, returns to London to discuss his political memoir at Jewish Book Week. In conversation with David Pryce-Jones he offers a unique prism through which to view Middle East affairs.
Lady of Fleet Street
In the late 19th century at a time when women were still denied the vote, Rachel Sassoon Beer edited both The Sunday Times and the Observer. It was to be over eighty years before another woman took the helm of a national newspaper. In First Lady of Fleet Street, Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren revealed a striking biography of a figure who was a key player in British journalism at a time of great historical importance, including her instrumental role in proving the innocence of Dreyfus. It is sta...
The Prime Ministers
The Prime Ministers has been called “the ultimate insider’s account” of politics and decision-making by five Israeli prime ministers since the founding of the state in 1948. Top political aide Yehuda Avner worked beside Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Shimon Peres over 25 years. He was present for major moments including Begin’s decision to bomb a nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981 and Rabin’s handling of the 1976 mission to rescue Israeli hostages at ...