LFI Annual Lunch 2015 – Speech by Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI

Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP Speech to LFI Annual Lunch 17th November 2015 Chief Rabbi, Deputy Ambassador, friends. I want to begin today by thanking you all for being here. The responsibility of supporters of Israel in the Labour Party has become even more important since we last met in June 2014. LFI’s work is[…]

LFI Annual Lunch 2015 – Keynote speech by Guest of Honour, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary

Check against delivery Annual Lunch 17th November 2015 Keynote speech by Guest of Honour Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP Shadow Foreign Secretary Sir David, Chief Rabbi, parliamentary colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Shalom. Can I first of all apologise profusely for being late. I do hope you will understand that I have come straight from the[…]

Joan Ryan MP condemns EU new guidelines on labelling products from Israeli settlements

Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI, said: “We are disappointed at yesterday’s labelling decision by the European Union. As a matter of principle, it is unfair that the Middle East’s only democracy should be singled out for such discriminatory treatment by the EU. Boycotts are a means to delegitimise Israel which do nothing[…]