Joint LFI, CFI and Israeli Embassy event on Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran

This week, LFI, in partnership with CFI and the Israeli Embassy, hosted a special briefing in parliament to commemorate the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran. Ambassador Mark Regev and Board of Deputies vice-president Edwin Shuker spoke about the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were forced to flee Arab and Muslim countries. LFI[…]

Ambassador Regev’s Speech to LFI Annual Lunch 2018

  Labour Friends of Israel Annual Lunch, 27 November 2018 Remarks by the Ambassador of Israel, HE Mark Regev. Check against delivery. Chief Rabbi, Chair of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, Chair of LFI, Joan Ryan, Parliamentarians and friends, And a very special thanks to Sir David and Isaac for helping[…]

Joan Ryan speech to LFI Annual Lunch 2018

  *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP Labour Friends of Israel Annual Lunch 2018   Chief Rabbi, Ambassador Regev, friends Thank you to all of you for being here today. In particular, I want to thank Sir David Garrard and Isaac Kaye, our long-standing lunch sponsors. I also want to thank all of my parliamentary colleagues who[…]

Middle East peace must go beyond party politics

LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written for Jewish News about LFI’s campaign in support of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. You can read the original here. The past year has seen precious little progress for those of us who wish to see peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Last week’s terrible events in[…]

Huge turnout for LFI conference reception

Labour Friends of Israel held its biggest ever reception at Labour party conference in Liverpool this week. Over 400 delegates attended a packed event addressed by deputy leader Tom Watson, Israeli Labor MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, Ambassador Mark Regev, and LFI chair Joan Ryan. In a stirring address, Mr Watson declared: “I am genuinely proud of each[…]

Joan Ryan welcomes new UK aid to support Palestinian economic development

LFI chair Joan Ryan MP welcomed the announcement of a new UK aid programme to support Palestinian economic development in Gaza and the West Bank. She said “the humanitarian situation for the people of Gaza is particularly desperate and deeply concerning, with electricity supplies highly restricted; water and sewage facilities under strain; and rising unemployment[…]