Meet The Director of BBLBIA
Jeremy Havardi is a journalist, historian and long standing political activist. He was educated at Haberdashers Aske’s School in Elstree before studying at Bristol University and King’s College, London. He has degrees in philosophy, history and law, all of which strongly inform his writing.
He has written four books, mainly on modem history, including studies on Churchill and British war films. His latest volume offers a critical, evidence based analysis of the diplomatic assault on Israel within the western world. In 2011, he was commissioned to co-write a book celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Over the last decade, he has written many articles on terrorism, antisemitism and the Middle East, which have been published in The Guardian, The Australian Jewish News, The Commentator, The Times of Israel and The Gatestone Institute. He is also a regular columnist for the London based Jewish News, writing book reviews, opinion pieces and features. In addition he has appeared many times on the radio where he speaks on a variety of contemporary issues.
He has over 20 years’ experience in promoting Jewish and Israeli interests and tackling the double standards and hypocrisy of the anti-Zionist movement. Jeremy lives with his wife in London and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jeremy Havardi's Message
As director of BBLBIA, I will continue to promote the interests and welfare of Jewry worldwide and tackle the scourge of antisemitism wherever it arises. I will also raise concerns about how Israel is perceived and talked about, requesting fairness, accuracy and balance in place of more misguided opinion. Concerns about human rights will be raised and links established with representatives of other minority groups. I will also be writing and distributing research papers to ensure that we are well informed in all of our meetings. Finally, as a journalist, I will do all I can to promote our work, both in the national and Jewish press. These things will help raise the reputation of BBLBIA within London’s diplomatic community.