The Isle of Man Friends of Israel have made a donation of Israeli foods to the Isle of Man Foodbank.

Rosalind Dobson of the IOM Friends of Israel said, “Our charity is dedicated to building friendships between our two nations. Israel and the Isle of Man have great potential to learn from each other: Culturally, both nations are working to bring our languages back to thrive and prosper. Economically, both nations seek to build a solid platform for startup entrepreneurs. Both the Isle of Man and Israel are small nations with a deep and long-lasting connection to our place in the world. Both the Isle of Man and Israel have great natural and built heritage that we should protect for future generations. Sharing food is such a wonderful way to learn about other cultures.”

From left-to-right:
Madina Sharpe – Isle of Man Foodbank
Stephen Castle – Isle of Man Friends of Israel
Michael Josem – Isle of Man Foodbank & Isle of Man Friends of Israel

Isle of Man Friends of Israel is registered Manx charity #1219. Further info at

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.