Joan Ryan MP condemns comparisons between Israel and ISIS

Joan Ryan MP, Chair of Labour Friends of Israel said: “We condemn any comparisons between Israel and ISIS. ISIS brutally murders Muslims who do not conform to its twisted ideology, enslaves women and is committing genocide against the Yazidi people. Last month while 200,000 people celebrated Tel Aviv Pride, ISIS continued to throw gay people[…]

Government Response to LFI’s call for Suspension of Aid

This article initially appeared in JewishNews, you can read it here. The government has insisted “safeguards are in place” to ensure UK aid to pay Palestinian civil servants is not misused amid claims that funds could be helping pave the way for salaries to terrorists. Labour Friend of Israel called for the Department for International[…]

Ian Austin: Let’s use the aid budget to promote peace in the Middle East and ensure our money never funds violence

This article was originally posted on LabourList – you can read it here. British aid feeds 25 million under-fives. It supports midwives, nurses and doctors so 4.3 million babies can be born safely. Our aid spending helped tackle Ebola in Africa. It feeds the starving, helps refugees and provides jobs. It builds stronger economies around[…]

Watch Joan Ryan’s Speech on UK Aid to the Palestinian Authority

Today, during a Parliamentary debate regarding the UK’s aid spending, Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI, made a speech regarding the UK’s aid spending in the Palestinian Authority. Joan repeated her call for an independent inquiry into the matter and pushed for more spending on projects that promote coexistence. Link to the video.

Government’s review of UK aid to Palestinians “is not going to cut it”

This news item was first published by the Jewish Chronicle on 10th June and the full story can be found here. The Chair of Labour Friends of Israel has criticised the government’s internal review of British funding in the Palestinian territories. Joan Ryan, Labour MP for Enfield North, said government’s probe into how aid from the[…]