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LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn MP regarding the images in this weekend’s newspapers which appear to show Mr Corbyn taking part in a ceremony in Tunisia in 2014 honouring Black September terrorists who were responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre. Ms Ryan calls for Mr Corbyn to apologise to the[…]
Following Labour’s decision not to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism last month, a further wave of reports concerning antisemitic and anti-Zionist incidents in Labour have rocked the party. In response to Mr Corbyn’s role in many of these incidents, Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan has called for an investigation into[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Labour’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, to request that the party launches an investigation into comments made by Jeremy Corbyn MP on PressTV in 2012. Click here to read the full letter.
Last weekend, in an extraordinary humanitarian operation, Israel helped evacuate 800 members of the White Helmets and their families. Israel, working with North American and European countries, including the UK, transported the humanitarian workers from South West Syria into Jordan. Jordan, which has consistently refused to accept Syrian refugees in recent years, stated that it made an[…]
Responding to a letter from Nick Hurd MP, LFI chair Joan Ryan MP said: “I am dismayed that the government has once again refused to act against Hezbollah. Sajid Javid talks a good talk, but his department has repeatedly failed to heed the warnings from myself and parliamentary colleagues that its actions continue to provide a[…]
The Labour party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee, yesterday decided to adopt a controversial new definition of antisemitism. It did so in the face of near-universal condemnation from the Jewish community and overwhelming opposition from Labour MPs. Labour’s new code of conduct – which will be used to decide the disciplinary cases of those[…]
LFI chair Rt. Hon Joan Ryan MP has written to Israeli Ambassador H.E Mark Regev regarding Khan al-Ahmar. You can read the letter here.
Labour Friends of Israel is stepping up its campaign to pressure the government to act over incitement in the Palestinian education system. LFI chair Joan Ryan secured a parliamentary debate on the matter, held this week in Westminster Hall. Opening her speech, Ms Ryan said: “Given Britain’s long-standing advocacy of a two-state solution, I also[…]
Following a sustained campaign from LFI, Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, announced that the government will be conducting a review into the PA’s new curriculum. The announcement came in a letter from Alistair to LFI chair Joan Ryan and LFI parliamentary supporter Ian Austin. Commenting on the announcement of a review, Jennifer Gerber, Director of[…]
Israeli communities close to the border with Gaza have endured nearly three months of “kite terror” attacks launched from the coastal enclave. Kites, balloons and condoms laden with a metal pouch containing flammable substances such as burning coal or rags soaked with oil are able to drift across the border and float into Israel thanks[…]
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