Analysis: Who’s to blame for latest blow to coexistence funding?

Last year, the Trump administration abruptly axed $10m in US support for vital people-to-people work which brings together Israelis and Palestinians to promote the values of coexistence, peace and reconciliation. Now this crucial work has sustained another blow with the cessation of all US aid to the Palestinian Authority. It is the result of a series of[…]

Analysis: Who is Benny Gantz?

Seemingly out of nowhere, Benny Gantz’s newly formed Israel Resilience party has risen to second place in the opinion polls, representing the biggest barrier to Benjamin Netanyahu’s hopes of re-election in April. But the former IDF chief of staff’s surge has thus far been predicated on silence. By barely uttering an opinion about politics, he’s[…]

Joan Ryan responds to Emily Thornberry on Syria

LFI chair Joan Ryan writes to Emily Thornberry in response to Emily’s letter to Jeremy Hunt on the situation in Syria. Joan states that Emily’s letter is “nothing short of a complete misreading of the facts” and that “in a dispute between the Middle East’s only democracy and a brutal theocracy which sponsors and promotes[…]