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August 14, 2013 8:39 am

The Goy (Will Be) Back in Town

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Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner.

Remember I told you in July that I was a finalist in the ‘Commitment to Israel’ category of the WIZO Commitment Awards?

I’m thrilled to say that I have been chosen as the winner.

Thank you to the judging panel – Dame Stephanie Shirley, Luciana Berger MP, Richard Ferrer, and Anat Koren – for choosing me.

Would it be frightfully gauche of me to quote what they said about their decision?

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Probably. Here it is, anyway: ‘We found Chas Newkey-Burden’s contribution to improving the understanding of Israel here in the United Kingdom exceptional. He speaks out for Israel not only on his imaginative blog, OyVaGoy, but also via other social networks. His talks and lively presentations on Israel at events, schools and colleges throughout the UK have enabled him to reach diverse audiences including adults and students. We find his dedication commendable.’

It’s so lovely. I’ve had a topsy-turvy year and I feel all warm inside about this. I will be given the award at a Gala Dinner in October. Also, as part of the prize, I get a four-night trip to Israel. I’m excited about that as I have not been there for three years.

Thanks to WIZO, and in particular the lovely Ilana who nominated me. Thanks also to everyone who has supported my efforts over the years.

I’m looking forward to being back in Israel.

Visit Chas’s blog here.

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