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Last week’s tragic events on the Gaza border underline the need for urgent action to address the plight of the Palestinian people. Earlier this year, LFI launched a Pledge for Gaza. It promotes a multifaceted approach, one with political, diplomatic and economic strands. The pledge recognises the suffering of the people of Gaza and the dire[…]
This post, by LFI Director Jennifer Gerber, first appeared on Progress Simple narratives that seek to cast all the blame of the Gaza conflict on one side are as naive as they are unhelpful to the cause of peace, writes Labour Friends of Israel’s Jennifer Gerber On Tuesday Labour Friends of Israel issued a tweet[…]
This blog by Joan Ryan MP, parliamentary chair of Labour Friends of Israel, was originally posted on Times of Israel The terrible and shocking events in Gaza yesterday require urgent and immediate action to end the cycle of violence and address the plight of its people. Like any other country, Israel has a right to[…]
President Trump’s decision yesterday to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement deals a severe, possibly fatal, blow to the 2015 agreement which aims to prevent the Islamic republic from resuming its nuclear programme. Trump says he will reimpose sanctions on Iran, which were lifted in return for Tehran’s compliance with the accord,[…]
Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Monday that the behaviour of Jews was responsible for the Holocaust – the latest example of the antisemitism regularly perpetrated by the president and the Palestinian Authority. Addressing the Palestinian National Council in Ramallah, Abbas said Hitler’s murder of six million Jews was not caused by antisemitism but by the “social behaviour” of Jews,[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to the Foreign Secretary urging him to condemn Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s antisemitic speech to the Palestinian National Council on Monday. Please click here to read the full letter.
LFI vice-chair Louise Ellman MP has written to the home secretary, Sajid Javid MP, and Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick, regarding the upcoming Al Quds Day demonstration. You can read her letters here.
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn and Jennie Formby regarding the appointment of a member of staff to the leader’s office who made comparisons between Israel and ISIS. You can read the full letter here.
On the 14th May, 1948, on the termination of the British Mandate, Israel declared its independence. As the Jewish state celebrates its seventieth anniversary, here are seven defining moments in the history of the reborn Jewish state. 1948 – Israel’s War of Independence The Jewish Agency, pre-state Israel’s government-in-waiting, accepting UN Resolution 181 which called[…]
An Iranian drone which entered Israeli airspace in February was carrying explosives, it was revealed on Friday. The attempted attack – the explosives were sufficient to cause damage, although the precise target remains unknown – represents the first direct attack by the Islamic republic on Israel. It also indicates that Iranian aggression may be set to cause[…]
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