Congratulations to Naim Dangoor who received the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced last week.
The 91-year-old Iraqi-born former property developer, who moved to Britain in 1964, was awarded the honour for education and Jewish communal philanthropy. As well as a generous donor to Bar-Ilan university and UK university projects, he has actively promoted Iraqi-Jewish education and history through his (now online) journal The Scribe.
In the six months since January 2006 The Scribe has had over 750,000 hits.
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Naim Dangoor called on the Iraqi government to compensate Iraqi Jewish exiles for lost assets estimated at $20 billion. Recently he made £10 million available towards reviving Jewish life in Iraq.