Ambassador Mark Regev Speech to LFI Annual Lunch 2016 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Chief Rabbi, Deputy Leader Tom Watson, Lords and Ladies, Members of Parliament, Distinguished Guests, Friends of Israel, It is a pleasure being here this afternoon. I wish to start by thanking your Parliamentary Chair Joan Ryan MP, your House of Lords Chair Baroness[…]
Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, Chair, Labour Friends of Israel, speech to the LFI Annual Lunch 2016. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Chief Rabbi, Ambassador Regev, friends I want to begin by thanking you all for being here today. In particular, I want to thank Sir David Garrard and Isaac Kaye, our long-standing lunch sponsors. I also[…]
Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party’s speech to the LFI Annual Lunch 2016. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Friends, you honour me with the invitation to address you today. I want to join with Joan in thanking Sir David Garrard and Isaac Kaye for making this wonderful gathering possible. And David, it is your[…]
For the first time, an LFI officer has visited Washington DC on a political visit. LFI Chair Joan Ryan MP’s visit aimed to build support for LFI’s ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’ campaign. At the heart of this campaign is a pledge to support the establishment of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which[…]
LFI have been visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories this week with a delegation of Labour MPs. Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, led the delegation alongside fellow MPs Rosie Winterton, Gloria De Piero, Michael Dugher and Ruth Smeeth. The delegation included tours of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as a memorial[…]
Israeli and Palestinian leaders reacted to Trump’s victory with the procedural congratulations offered to an American President-elect. Prime Minister Netanyahu called the Republican ‘a true friend of the State of Israel’, whilst President Rivlin, addressing Trump, said Israel ‘stands by you as your friend and partner’. Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union opposition, emphasised[…]
Joan Ryan MP, Chair of Labour Friends of Israel, said: “This poll underlines that the boycott movement, which is morally wrong and economically damaging, does not speak for the British people. It is a powerful signal that this country rejects the attempt to delegitimise and demonise the state of Israel, and recognises the anti-Semitism which[…]
Mahmoud Abbas has been courting controversial company over the past two weeks. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and Hamas leaders Khaled Mashal and Ismail Haniyeh have all recently held meetings with the Fatah and Palestinian Authority (PA) leader. The meetings are unusual because Abbas has traditionally aligned[…]
This story originally apeared in the Jewish Chronicle, click here to view it. The chair of Labour Friends of Israel will visit the United States to seek support for a new campaign aiming to bring Israeli and Palestinian communities together in co-existence projects. Joan Ryan will meet American politicians to discuss LFI’s hopes of using[…]
Labour Friends of Israel have launched our new campaign, ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’. The campaign aims to persuade the British government to support the creation of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. The $200m fund has been designed by the Alliance for Middle East Peace to boost spending on coexistence projects in Israel[…]
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