Local BBC radio is celebrating Israel's 60th with an online piece about the forthcoming party in the park. This event has been organized by the Manchester Jewish community and takes place on Sunday June 29th in Prestwich's Heaton Park, in conjunction with a simultaneous event in London's Trafalgar Square.
The ties between Manchester and Israel were forged by Chaim Weizmann, who at that time worked at Manchester University, and was friendly with the editor of the Manchester Guardian, as well as with the prominent British politicians who went on to grant the Jewish people their homeland. He went on to become Israel's first President.
Read all about the Sunday events here: