Analysis: Coexistence Funding Can Kickstart the Peace Process

Labour Friends of Israel have launched our new campaign, ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’. The campaign aims to persuade the British government to support the creation of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. The $200m fund has been designed by the Alliance for Middle East Peace to boost spending on coexistence projects in Israel[…]

Parliamentary Launch of LFI ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’ Campaign

This afternoon in Parliament, LFI launched its new campaign to increase funding of coexistence projects entitled ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’. The campaign aims to persuade the British government to support the creation of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace; a fund designed by the Alliance for Middle East Peace to boost spending on[…]

We must continue to push for peace at grassroots level

This blog by LFI Parliamentary Supporter Ian Austin MP first appeared on JewishNews. Trite comparisons between Northern Ireland and the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, which ignore the very different actors, histories and complexities of the two situations, are commonplace. However, there is one lesson from the experience of peace-making in Northern Ireland that[…]

Ian Austin on reports about the suspension of funding to the PA

Commenting on reports about the suspension of funding to the PA in today’s Sun, Ian Austin MP, LFI parliamentary supporter, said: “British aid has a key role to play in supporting the alleviation of poverty and economic development and the promotion of peace and coexistence in Palestine. Those goals are, however, undermined by the current[…]

Analysis: World Leaders Pay Tribute to Shimon Peres

Leaders from across the world gathered in Jerusalem today for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and Amos Oz all paid tribute to the former Israeli Prime Minister and President. British dignitaries present at the funeral included Prince Charles, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, and Emily[…]