The AIA was established in 1949 by Brigadier General Sir Wyndham Deedes, the first Chief Secretary to the British High Commissioner to Mandate Palestine, who thought that it should not be for Jews alone to support the State of Israel.
The AIA today, is an independent charity that enjoys the active support of people from different faiths and none, across the entire political spectrum.
The Association’s primary purpose is to promote wider and better understanding of Israel in the UK; to encourage exchanges between both countries at every level and generally to support activities which foster good will between British and Israeli citizens.
Lady Sainsbury, Chairman of the AIA Council hosted a special lunch for AIA Patrons and long term supporters at Leighton House to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. There were several speeches during the lunch including: Sir Andrew Burns KCMG, a former British Ambassador to the State of Israel, who welcomed everyone and […]
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The Very Revd Jonathan Greener, Dean of Wakefield led our 7th briefing tour of Israel. The Briefing tours take senior Church leaders to Israel and the West Bank to get a better and informed understanding of the current situation. They travel the length and breadth of the region including the Golan Heights, the Gaza Kerem […]