The release of Donald Trump’s much-delayed Middle East peace plan in January was a nakedly political bid to boost Benjamin Netanyahu’s chances of re-election. After the conclusion of a “unity government” agreement last week, Netanyahu is guaranteed at least another 18 months as Israel’s prime minister. In that period, he appears determined to try and push through[…]
Israel’s year-long political stalemate has come to an end with the signing this week of a coalition deal between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. The agreement will see the formation of a “unity government” in which the two men will rotate the premiership. Netanyahu is due to serve as prime minister for the first 18[…]
LFI chair Steve McCabe has written to foreign secretary Dominic Raab urging the government to condemn the detention of the 7 Gazan peace activists arrested by Hamas for taking part in a Zoom with Israeli peace activists and call for their immediate release. You can read Steve’s letter here.
The roller-coaster path to the formation of a new Israeli government took new twists and turns over the last week, with Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz today locked in last-ditch negotiations ahead of a midnight deadline. Gantz’s 28-day mandate to form a government – issued to him by President Reuven Rivlin last month after the[…]
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be tweeting recommendations of some brilliant Israeli books, tv shows and films to keep you entertained whilst we #StayHomeSaveLives. Follow the recommendations as they’re released on our twitter account. Recommendations so far: Our first recommendation is Tom Segev’s masterful biography of Israel’s founding father, David Ben Gurion, A[…]
Sir Keir Starmer has underlined his determination to begin the process of ridding the Labour party of antisemitism with a series of moves in his first days as leader. Sir Keir’s actions were welcomed by the new chair of Labour Friends of Israel, Steve McCabe. In an opinion piece for the Jewish Chronicle, McCabe pledged LFI’s[…]
LFI chair Steve McCabe MP has written in the Jewish Chronicle following Keir Starmer’s election as Labour leader, you can read the original here. The election of Sir Keir Starmer as Labour leader last weekend offers the opportunity to begin rebuilding the relationship between the party and the Jewish community. As Sir Keir knows, repairing[…]
The deadlock which has paralysed Israeli politics for the past year appears to be drawing to a close after a stunning about-face by Benny Gantz last week. After fighting three elections since last April on a pledge to end Benjamin Netanyahu’s decade in office, the opposition leader last week threw him a political lifeline and[…]