The green and yellow flags, adorned with an upturned machine gun, which were on display on the streets of central London last weekend were those of the anti-Semitic terror group, Hezbollah. The flags have become a regular feature of the annual Al Quds Day parade through the city, but, given the origins of the event, an[…]
LFI vice-chair Louise Ellman is pressing for answers on how Hezbollah flags came to be flying in the centre of London last weekend and taking action to help ensure it never happens again. She has written to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, asking her to use powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 to proscribe Hezbollah in[…]
This article first appeared in the Jewish Chronicle. Please click here to view it. Labour’s performance in the general election was better than many had expected. That clearly presents a huge challenge to Theresa May, but that should not detract from the problems which Labour still has to confront. The party secured some stunning victories on Thursday and the parliamentary party has been buttressed[…]
Congratulations from all of us at LFI to all of our officers and parliamentary supporters who were re-elected in last week’s general election. Our chair, Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, was returned to parliament, as were LFI vice-chairs Louise Ellman MP, Sharon Hodgson MP, Rt. Hon Pat McFadden MP, Rachel Reeves MP, Rt. Hon John[…]
This article originally appeared in the Jewish Chronicle. Theresa May’s government has been urged to seek assurances from Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas that the man who murdered a British student in Jerusalem last week will not now be paid a salary by the PA for his act of terrorism. In a letter sent to[…]
Palestinian political leader Marwan Barghouti announced last week that he was going on hunger strike, accepting only water and salt. Palestinian officials say Barghouti’s health is “dangerously deteriorating” and that he is refusing Israeli medical treatment and food. This dramatic move has garnered the support of 1,000 of his fellow prisoners who are striking alongside him.[…]
ISIS fired a rocket into southern Israel from northern Sinai this week, striking a greenhouse but causing no major injuries. The terrorist group, which controls a small region of the peninsula near the Gaza strip, immediately claimed responsibility for the low-grade attack. Under the title Wilayet Sinai, ISIS in Egypt consists of around 1000 fighters,[…]
After weeks of negotiations, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week a new framework on settlement construction in the West Bank. Citing the wishes of the new American administration to see settlement building curtailed, Netanyahu announced that any new construction will be limited to within existing settlement boundaries. Where this is not possible, new[…]
LFI’s parliamentary officers have called on Jeremy Corbyn to publicly call for Ken Livingstone’s expulsion. The full letter is below: Dear Jeremy, We are utterly appalled by the decision not to expel Ken Livingstone from the Labour party last night. Mr Livingstone has repeatedly made comments on Nazism that have caused huge offence to the[…]
Iain McNicol, general secretary of the Labour party, travelled to Israel this week with Labour Friends of Israel. The three-day trip included laying a wreath at Yad Vashem; meeting with Israeli Labor MKs Hilik Bar and Michal Biran and the party’s new general secretary, Eran Hermoni; visiting a Jerusalem coexistence project; and a tour of[…]
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