Israeli Embassy hosts CMF at Eid reception

Many people forget that about 20% of Israel’s citizens are Muslims, a ratio four times higher than that of the UK.

Accordingly when the Israeli Embassy in London asked if the CMF would like to be guests at the Embassy’s first ever Eid reception, we readily agreed. It took place at the Israeli Embassy on Wednesday 13 July, with guests being invited by the Conservative Muslim Forum and by the Embassy directly.

The evening consisted of an informal reception with light kosher food hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Mark Regev.

Below is a small selection of pictures.

Below, from left to right:

  1. CMF Executive member Mike Mogul
  2. HE Ambassador Mark Regev
  3. CMF Chairman Mohammed Amin

Below, from left to right:

  1. Cllr Sarfaz Anjum, Mayor of Saffron Walden
  2. CMF Secretary Faruk Miah MBE
  3. CMF Executive member Cllr Halimah Khaled MBE
  4. Cllr Aisha Anjum, Uttlesford District Council
  5. CMF Executive member Raza Anjum
  6. CMF Executive member Tahara Amin

Below is Zimar Sivardeen, President and Chairman of the British Sri Lankan Association with Rony Yedidia-Clein, Director of Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Israel.

Below is CMF Executive member Mike Mogul with Rabbi Herschel Gluck. The CMF’s Chairman Mohammed Amin is also Co-Chair of The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester. A speech in Manchester in 2004 by Rabbi Gluck and his colleague Ismail Amaan directly led to the founding of that body.

Kulvinder (Vic) Sethi, Director, Daewoo International (Europe) Ltd with Shai Masot, Senior Political Officer, Embassy of Israel. Shai was the principal organiser of the evening on behalf of the Embassy.


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The Conservative Muslim Forum was founded by Lord Sheikh in 2005. All of its members are full members of the Conservative Party.