This blog by LFI Parliamentary Supporter Ian Austin MP first appeared on JewishNews. Trite comparisons between Northern Ireland and the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, which ignore the very different actors, histories and complexities of the two situations, are commonplace. However, there is one lesson from the experience of peace-making in Northern Ireland that Read More →


Leaders from across the world gathered in Jerusalem today for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and Amos Oz all paid tribute to the former Israeli Prime Minister and President. British dignitaries present at the funeral included Prince Charles, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, and Emily Read More →


This story originally appeared in the Jewish Chronicle.  The Labour Friends of Israel group has trebled the number of Parliamentary supporters backing its work, as moderate MPs rebelled against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party. More than 65 MPs have pledged to back the group – more than when Labour was led by pro-Israel prime ministers Read More →


LFI Parliamentary Supporter has written to Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Palestinian Authority that governs DFID’s aid to the PA. You can read the letter here.


Russia waded into the dense diplomatic waters of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process this week. Moscow’s intervention came in the form of a proposed meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The move sought to reignite the dormant peace process by bringing the two leaders together for the first substantial Read More →

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Palestinian local elections are due to take place in the West Bank and Gaza on October 8th, where ballots will be held in 391 municipalities in the West Bank and 25 municipalities in Gaza. These are, however, no ordinary local elections. In a surprise announcement, Hamas announced they would be participating in these elections and Read More →

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