In Brief: Israel normalisation on agenda as Blinken to visit Saudi Arabia

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will travel to Saudi Arabia this week, with improving ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia on the agenda for talks.

Blinken “will discuss US-Saudi strategic cooperation on regional and global issues and a range …

In Brief: Biden admin: Israel-Saudi normalisation is key security interest

US national security advisor Jake Sullivan said last week that the Biden administration would consider diplomatic normalisation between Israel and Saudi Arabia as being in its national security interest, underlining American commitment to expanding the 2020 Abraham Accords.

Sullivan’s comments …

Israel celebrates its 75th Birthday!

Yesterday was Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s independence day. This year marks a particular milestone as Israel celebrates its 75th birthday!

Formal celebrations

national ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem led celebrations of yesterday’s anniversary, as government officials, security leaders and

Labour Friends of Israel: NPF Consultation Submission 

The below is Labour Friends of Israel’s 2023 National Policy Forum submission, to the ‘Britain in the world’ commission.

Labour Friends of Israel: NPF Consultation Submission 

About LFI

Established in 1957, Labour Friends of Israel campaigns for a negotiated two-state …

LFI vice-chair reflects on first visit to Israel on LFI delegation

LFI vice-chair Catherine McKinnell MP has written the below article for JewishNews. Click here to read the original.

Last week, I travelled to Israel for the first time as part of a delegation organised by Labour Friends of Israel.

As …

Largest LFI delegation in a decade meets President Herzog

The biggest Labour Friends of Israel delegation in more than a decade this week met with the Israeli president, Isaac Herzog.

The delegation also met with Israeli Labor party leader Merav Michaeli; Tzachi Hanegbi, the head of the National Security Council; and the …

In Brief: Amid speculation, Saudis reaffirm commitment to two-state normalisation

Saudi Arabia will not normalise ties with Israel without progress towards a two-state solution with the Palestinians, the kingdom’s top diplomat asserted last week.

The comments by Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, …