Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls visits Israel and the Palestinian territories and calls for closer economic ties and progress towards peace

Shadow Chancellor Rt Hon Ed Balls MP visited Israel and the Palestinian territories this week with Labour Friends of Israel, and called for the economic partnership between Britain and Israel to be celebrated, and for Israelis and Palestinians to develop closer business links with each other. Describing the visit as “inspiring and challenging,” Ed Balls[…]

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander asserts that Israel should be celebrated; calls for progress towards two states and denounces boycotts

Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP addressed the Labour Friends of Israel Annual Lunch on Tuesday (2 July) and asserted that Israel’s existence should be celebrated as a progressive cause. He denounced the boycott movement as an obstacle to a peaceful two state solution, and said that we should be seeking stronger ties[…]