Stand by your friends, Israeli MK urges at LFI reception

Labour should stand by its friends on the Israeli left, Labor MK Stav Shaffir told a packed LFI reception on Tuesday night. Ms Shaffir, a rising star in the Israeli Labor party, was in Brighton for the Labour party’s annual conference. “When sister-parties turn their backs at the progressive camp, they don’t help Israel, they don’t[…]

Analysis: Who wins from a Palestinian reconciliation plan?

In the 10 years since Hamas executed its bloody coup and seized control of Gaza, the terror group and President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement have attempted to patch up their differences on many occasions. But agreements aimed at restoring Palestinian unity at Mecca in 2007, Sana’a in 2008, Cairo in 2011 and 2012, Doha in[…]

Analysis: The link between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism

The link between anti-semitism and anti-Israel attitudes has been long debated and hotly contested. To some the connection is self-evident. Seeking to demonise and delegitimise Israel, to question the right to exist of the world’s only Jewish state to exist and to deny the Jews’ right to self-determination is the very essence of “modern anti-semitism”. Others view[…]

Analysis: Can Mohammad Dahlan end the Gaza crisis?

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is reaching crisis point. 96% of water in the enclave is unfit for human consumption, and the strip receives only four to six hours of electricity per day. A significant portion of the money pledged for reconstruction in Gaza after the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel has not yet reached the strip, and[…]