Analysis: Israel leads extraordinary White Helmets rescue

Last weekend, in an extraordinary humanitarian operation, Israel helped evacuate 800 members of the White Helmets and their families. Israel, working with North American and European countries, including the UK, transported the humanitarian workers from South West Syria into Jordan. Jordan, which has consistently refused to accept Syrian refugees in recent years, stated that it made an[…]

Analysis: Labour rejects IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Labour party’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee, yesterday decided to adopt a controversial new definition of antisemitism. It did so in the face of near-universal condemnation from the Jewish community and overwhelming opposition from Labour MPs. Labour’s new code of conduct – which will be used to decide the disciplinary cases of those[…]

Analysis: The downgrading of the “ultimate deal”

Donald Trump’s hope of pulling off the “ultimate deal” – an end to the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians – appears to be more distant than ever, with US media reporting a significant downgrading of the US effort. This week the Washington Post suggested that, with the American Middle East peace plan stalled, the Trump administration[…]

LFI pressures government to act over incitement in Palestinian education

Labour Friends of Israel is stepping up its campaign to pressure the government to act over incitement in the Palestinian education system. LFI chair Joan Ryan secured a parliamentary debate on the matter, held this week in Westminster Hall. Opening her speech, Ms Ryan said: “Given Britain’s long-standing advocacy of a two-state solution, I also[…]

LFI secures government PA curriculum review

Following a sustained campaign from LFI, Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, announced that the government will be conducting a review into the PA’s new curriculum. The announcement came in a letter from Alistair to LFI chair Joan Ryan and LFI parliamentary supporter Ian Austin. Commenting on the announcement of a review, Jennifer Gerber, Director of[…]