Einstein, on numerous occasions, ventured to the United States to help raise funds and awareness for Jewish issues.
The younger sister of Israel’s future first president, Anna Weizmann was one of three female Jewish scientists in pre-war Palestine.
Jonathan Lynn grew up as the only Jewish boy in the British town of Bath and is the nephew of Israeli leader Abba Eban. Both shaped his classic comedy, ‘Yes, Prime Minister.’
Amos Oz has used the term ‘anti-Zionist’ to describe Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. The acclaimed novelist says it hasn’t worked hard enough to achieve a two-state solution.
Fans of golden age Hollywood biopics will recall the 1940 classic “Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet,” available from Warner Brothers DVDs, a collaboration between the Jewish director William Dieterle, screenwriter Norman Burnstine, and star Edward G. Robinson, (born Emanuel Goldenberg of Romanian-Jewish origin). Ehrlich’s widow Hedwig Pinkus, by then a near-destitute refugee, was a paid consultant.