LONDON (Feb. 26)
Chaim Herzog, Belfast-born President of Israel, is to visit Britain next month with his wife. Although the visit is not an official one, the couple are to lunch with the Queen at Windsor Castle.
There is speculation that the couple will also visit the Irish Republic. Herzog was born in Belfast but grew up in Dublin where his father, the late Isaac Herzog, was for many years Chief Rabbi of Ireland, before becoming Chief Rabbi of Palestine in the mid-1930’s.
The President is a popular figure here. He reached the rank of Brigadier in the Black Watch Regiment of the British Army in World War II and has often been heard giving Middle East war commentaries on BBC radio and television.
The Herzogs are visiting Britain for a week as guests of the Anglo-Jewish community. One of the President’s engagements is to address the Anglo-Israel Associations annual dinner.