Author Archives: Elon Perry

Cruise lecturing assignments with Fred. Olsen:

12 – 26 December 2019

Bali, western coast of Australia to Melbourne

23 January – 6 February 2020

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Falkland Islands and Chile

10 – 19 January 2019   Queen Mary 2 Cunard  Southampton – Haifa
23 January – 2 February 2019  Balmoral Fred. Olsen cruises – Oman – Alexandria, Egypt
January 2020 – Balmoral Fred. Olsen cruises – Rio de Janeiro – Punta Arenas, Chile

University of Bath,

September  27th 2018

Birmingham University

September  19th 2018

University of Exeter

September 11th  2018

University of London.

September 5th  2018

University of Exeter

August  28th  2018

University of Aberdeen

August  20th  2018

University of Bath

August  14th   2018

Birmingham University

August 6th   2018

Princess cruise 7-21 July 2018

Southampton to St. Petersburg


23 Feb 2018

WIZO, Leeds 20.00


Crystal cruise     12-Feb-2018

Southampton to Stockholm


P&O Arcadia cruise 9 – 13 January 2018

Southampton to Madeira Portugal,


20 December 2017

Manchester Day Limmud


P&O Aurora cruise   6 – 16 December 2017

Southampton to Northern Europe,

4 December 2017

London Jewish Cultural Centre, Hampstead


P&O Aurora Cruise    R701-4   22/11/17 – 28/11/17

Los Angeles to Vancouver


 12 November 2017

Israel Ireland Friendship League, Dublin


Crystal  cruise   8315   12 October 2017

Monte Carlo to Barcelona


P&O  Azura cruise   8317  31-Aug-2017

Barcelona to Lisbon


5 August 2013

Rotary Club of London


Crystal  cruise    14 nights  8344  27 July 2017

Sydney to Auckland

Israelis and Palestinians sign major water deal

Israelis and Palestinians sign major water deal

The deal was negotiated by Jason Greenblatt, the US envoy to the region, who said he welcomed the agreement

The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority have signed an agreement over water, with the US broker of the deal describing it as “a harbinger of things to come”.

The deal, which was announced at a press conference this morning, will see the sale of 33 million cubic metres of water to the Palestinian Authority from Israeli desalination plants, which are among the most advanced in the world. Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza will receive water from the deal.

The parties also signed an agreement regarding a proposed 137 mile pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, in an effort to replenish the latter body of water, which has suffered severe shrinkage in recent years.

In a rare show of political agreement, the deal was praised by representatives of the Israeli government, the Palestinian Water Authority and the Yesha Council, an umbrella group of municipal councils for Jewish West Bank settlements.

The deal was negotiated by Jason Greenblatt, the US envoy to the region, who said he welcomed the agreement, noting that earlier in the week the Israelis and Palestinians had joined together for the launch of a new electrical sub-station in the West Bank city of Jenin.

“This agreement is an example of the parties working together to make a mutual beneficial deal,” he said.

“I am proud of the role the US and international partners have played in helping the partners reach this deal, and I hope it is a harbinger of things to come”.

Water distribution has been one of the most contentious elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. West Bank residents can only carry out water-related projects, such as  extraction from the aquifers, with the permission of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee, which was established under Article 40 of the 1995 Oslo Accords. However, Israel suspended its involvement in the committee for six years, a hiatus that was only resolved in January 2017. During that time, many Palestinian water projects remained on hold.

Palestinians also need permits from the Israeli Civil Administration before embarking on any water works in Area C of the West Bank, a measure that does not apply to the Israelis.

13 July 2017    13:00

Watford Grammar School for Boys (UJIA)

The importance of an independent Jewish state



17 July   2017     19.30


Learning Centre Greenwich


12 June 2017       20.00


Wood City Learning Centre


24 June   2017   20.00  


Ealing City Learning Centre


15 May 2017   20.00


Wood City Learning Centre


28 April 2017     17.30


Camden City Learning Centre


26 March   2017   20.00  


Enfield Central City Learning


18 March   2017     19.30


Camden City Learning Centre








12  February 2017     20.00


Wood City Learning Centre


28 January 2017     19.30


Camden City Learning Centre


26 January 2017     20.00


Enfield Central City Learning


12 December 2016     14.00

London College of Communication

22 December 2016     15.00


Aston University, Birmingham

21 November 2016     17.00

Bedford High School



Israel releases Nazi Eichmann’s execution plea papers

Israel releases Nazi Eichmann’s execution plea papers

Adolf Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem in 1961

Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Nazi Holocaust, protested his innocence in a final plea against his death sentence, newly released papers show.

Eichmann told Israel’s president that he had only followed orders and was not responsible for “the unspeakable horrors” carried out against Jews.

Six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis during World War Two.

Israel released the papers on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Eichmann was convicted in Jerusalem and hanged in 1962.

Marking the publication of the hand-written documents, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said: “Not a moment of kindness was given to those who suffered Eichmann’s evil – for them this evil was never banal, it was painful, it was palpable.

Adolf Eichmann's hand-written, signed plea for clemencyImage copyrightIsraeli President’s Office
Image captionAdolf Eichmann hand-wrote and signed his plea for clemency

“He murdered whole families and desecrated a nation. Evil had a face, a voice. And the judgement against this evil was just.”

The papers reveal that Eichmann believed the Israeli judges who oversaw his trial had “made a fundamental mistake in that they are not able to empathise with the time and situation in which I found myself during the war years”.

He attempted to absolve himself of blame, telling Israel’s then-President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi: “It is not true… that I myself was a persecutor in the pursuit of the Jews… but only ever acted ‘by order of’.”

Eichmann, who played a key role in the 1942 Wannsee Conference at which the Nazis’ annihilation of European Jewry was planned, spoke in his appeal of the “unspeakable horrors which I witnessed”.

“I detest as the greatest of crimes the horrors which were perpetrated against the Jews and think it right that the initiators of these terrible deeds will stand trial before the law now and in the future,” he wrote.

However, he added: “I was not a responsible leader, and as such do not feel myself guilty.”

Eichmann was captured by Israeli intelligence agents in 1960 in Argentina, where he was living as a fugitive, and smuggled to Israel, which put him on trial.

His plea for clemency was rejected and he was hanged in Ramle prison.