LFI’s #StayHomeSaveLives Recommendations

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[…]

Analysis: Starmer: tackling antisemitism a “moral imperative”

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: With Starmer, Labour can return to being a balanced voice on the Middle East

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[…]

Analysis: Gantz gets first shot at becoming PM

Opposition leader Benny Gantz was officially charged yesterday with the task of forming Israel’s next government after a roller-coaster weekend of political manoeuvring. It came against the backdrop of the country in a virtual lockdown as dramatic measures to counter the coronavirus were taken by Benjamin Netanyahu’s caretaker government. Gantz, who leads the centrist Blue[…]

LFI chair attacks government in debate on PA curriculum

LFI chair Steve McCabe attacked the government’s handling of the Palestinian Authority’s controversial school curriculum in a parliamentary debate on Tuesday. Independent reports have detailed how the curriculum, which the PA began to roll out in 2016, glorifies terrorists, teaches the virtues of martyrdom and contains a series of antisemitic tropes. UK international development aid pays the[…]

Analysis: Gantz moves to oust Netanyahu

Israel’s opposition leader, Benny Gantz, has seized the political initiative and is attempting to form a minority government within two weeks to oust Benjamin Netanyahu from power and end the country’s year-long political stalemate. The former IDF chief’s move follows a dramatic week in the wake of last Monday’s inconclusive general election. Israelis have voted three times[…]