Bahrain Names Jewish Woman To Parliament


King Hamad of Bahrain on Thursday appointed a Jew and a Christian among four women to the 40-member upper chamber, following a parliamentary election last month, state media reported.

The king kept 30 members of the outgoing Shura, or consultative, council including the speaker, Ali Saleh al-Saleh, according to a royal decree published by BNA news agency.

Nancy Khadhori joined the chamber after a fellow Jew, Huda Nono, left the house to take the role of Bahrain’s ambassador to the United States.

“I am very happy to receive the royal trust. I hope I will be up to the responsibility,” said Khadhori, one of only 37 Bahraini Jews who originated from Iraq.

(Source: Ynet)


  1. 2, Charles

    I am not negative, this time or any other time. Its called Das Torah.

    I would also point out to prove to you how “un-negative” I am, I hold out hope that one day soon you will see the light and join us on the right side of things.