Fresh wave of antisemitic and anti-Zionist incidents rock Labour

Following Labour’s decision not to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism last month, a further wave of reports concerning antisemitic and anti-Zionist incidents in Labour have rocked the party. In response to Mr Corbyn’s role in many of these incidents, Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan has called for an investigation into[…]

Israel leads extraordinary White Helmets rescue

Last weekend, in an extraordinary humanitarian operation, Israel helped evacuate 800 members of the White Helmets and their families. Israel, working with North American and European countries, including the UK, transported the humanitarian workers from South West Syria into Jordan. Jordan, which has consistently refused to accept Syrian refugees in recent years, stated that it made an[…]

Labour rejects IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Labour party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee, yesterday decided to adopt a controversial new definition of antisemitism. It did so in the face of near-universal condemnation from the Jewish community and overwhelming opposition from Labour MPs. Labour’s new code of conduct – which will be used to decide the disciplinary cases of those[…]

Iran tightens its grip on Syria

Over the past five years, Iran has played a major role in assisting President Assad to the brink of victory in Syria’s bloody civil war. However, the Islamic republic’s actions have not been driven simply but its long-standing friendship with the Syrian regime. Instead, Iran has used the civil war to bolster its strength in[…]

A pledge and a plan for Gaza

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[…]