Simon Smith is Communications Officer for BICOM. Prior to that he worked in the museum and heritage sector, and he continues his interest in history as editor of student journal the Berlin Historical Review in his spare time. Simon studied History and Politics at Newcastle University, specialising in the Labour Party’s relationship with Israel, and World History at King’s College London, where he was awarded a distinction for his research into British Middle Eastern foreign policy.
Our Voice of the Week is Ms. Iraq 2017 who travelled to Israel last week to speak at the AJC Global Forum 2018 about her hopes for the future of the Middle East. Sarah Idan’s family was forced to flee Iraq after an Instagram photo with Israel’s contestant Adar Gandelsman went viral last year.