Analysis: Iran’s Syria threat to Israel

An Iranian drone which entered Israeli airspace in February was carrying explosives, it was revealed on Friday. The attempted attack – the explosives were sufficient to cause damage, although the precise target remains unknown – represents the first direct attack by the Islamic republic on Israel. It also indicates that Iranian aggression may be set to cause[…]

Analysis: UK funds PA lessons in hate

The government has admitted that British aid is helping to support the delivery of the Palestinian Authority’s new school curriculum – a curriculum which promotes terrorism and encourages children to become “martyrs”. The revelation was exposed by LFI chair Joan Ryan and covered by the Sunday Times last weekend. In response to a series of parliamentary questions[…]

Joan Ryan MP writes to Jeremy Corbyn over Israeli Labour’s decision to suspend relations with him

LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn, following the decision by the leader of the Israeli Labor party, Avi Gabbay, to suspend relations with the Labour leader. Her letter is below. LFI Director Jennifer Gerber also commented: “We fully understand why the Israeli Labor party has decided to suspend relations with Jeremy Corbyn.[…]

Israel’s weekend of terror

Three Israelis were murdered in a weekend of terror attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Adiel Kolman, a 32-year-old father of four, was stabbed to death near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday. Two days earlier, two Israeli soldiers were killed and another two injured following a car ramming attack outside[…]

Analysis: Trump’s peace plan: the ultimate deal?

President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East plan is close to completion, according to reports in the US media last weekend. The timing of its release is not yet confirmed and details of its contents are highly guarded. However, the president’s enthusiasm for negotiating the “ultimate deal” – a peace agreement which brings an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict –[…]

LFI Chair Joan Ryan MP writes to Jeremy Corbyn over ‘Palestine Live’

Joan Ryan MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn over his membership of the anti-semitic Facebook group ‘Palestine Live’. Ms Ryan writes: “I was deeply disturbed to read reports that you were a member of the anti-semitic Facebook group ‘Palestine Live’, where neo-Nazi material and Holocaust denial was widespread…I was further shocked that you organised an event[…]

Pledge to end Gaza crisis offers a solution, not a soundbite

This op-ed by Joan Ryan first appeared in the JewishNews, click here to read it.  The humanitarian situation in Gaza is desperate and deeply concerning. Electricity supplies are highly restricted; water and sewage facilities are under strain; rising unemployment has hit 40 percent, with an estimated six in 10 young people out of work. For[…]

LFI launches Pledge for Gaza

LFI today launches our new Pledge for Gaza campaign – part of our long-standing work to encourage the economic revitalisation of the coastal enclave. We will be inviting Labour parliamentarians to sign the five-point plan. It seeks to provide a multifaceted response to the challenges facing Gaza. The pledge recognises the plight of the people of Gaza and the[…]