Analysis: LFI MPs push for International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

LFI vice-chair Catherine McKinnell led a debate in parliament today calling for the British government to support the establishment of an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace. The debate is part of a long-running campaign by LFI – ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’ – to back the fund, which would invest in peacebuilding projects that[…]

In Brief: Hamas recruiting minors to carry out terror attacks, says Israel

Hamas has been recruiting minors to carry out terrorist attacks, Israeli security forces have said. Two Palestinian minors, including a 16-year-old, were arrested last month after Hamas recruited them over the internet, Shin Bet has revealed. They have now been indicted by the Juvenile Military Court. The two minors were to be provided with weapons, ammunition,[…]

In Brief: Iran has 12 times permitted amount of uranium, IAEA finds

Iran has stockpiled more than 12 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted by the 2015 nuclear deal, according to the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The report found that the amount of low-enriched uranium held by Iran has reached 2,442.9kg (5,385.6lb) this month. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action set a[…]

In Brief: Top Trump appointee accused of antisemitic remarks about Israel

A newly appointed adviser to the US secretary of defence has been accused of making antisemitic remarks after suggesting that American politicians become “very very rich” by supporting Israel. Douglas Macgregor, a retired army colonel, has been given the post of adviser to Donald Trump’s acting defence secretary, Christopher Miller. The president fired defence secretary[…]

LFI Vice-Chair: ‘Global Britain’ must mean investing in Israeli-Palestinian peace-building

LFI vice-chair Diana Johnson MP has written for LabourList, click here to read the original. My fellow Labour Friends of Israel vice-chair Catherine McKinnell has today secured a parliamentary debate on UK support for an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace. This debate could not come at a better time. The US House of Representatives recently approved legislation that brought[…]