OPINION – HILARY BENN: I’ve seen two possible futures for the Israelis and Palestinians

This article was originally published in the Jewish News: http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/opinion-hilary-benn-ive-seen-two-possible-futures-for-the-israelis-and-palestinians/   Last week I visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel. It was my third trip to a region I first visited more than a decade ago. The aim was simply to hear, to see and to learn more from people Read more…

Boycotts are misguided – by Michael Dugher MP, Vice Chair of LFI

This article was originally published in the JC: http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/148357/boycotts-are-misguided-0 Last week, I joined over 150 British artists and authors, including JK Rowling, Tom Holland and Simon Schama, in backing a new network promoting co-existence and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. This was about saying that rather than boycotts, it is dialogue Read more…

OPINION: Corbyn’s missed opportunity to reassure on Israel by Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI

OPINION: Corbyn’s missed opportunity to reassure on Israel by Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI – Published in the Jewish News: http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/opinion-corbyns-missed-opportunity-to-reassure-on-israel/ Last week in Brighton, over 500 people attended Labour Friends of Israel’s annual Labour party conference reception. It was one of the biggest meetings at the conference, demonstrating the Read more…

Tonight’s hustings could begin to rebuild the bridges between Labour and the Jewish community, by Jennifer Gerber, Director of LFI

This article was published by LabourList on 20 July 2015 and is available here: http://labourlist.org/2015/07/tonights-hustings-could-begin-to-rebuild-the-bridges-between-labour-and-the-jewish-community/ Tonight’s hustings could begin to rebuild the bridges between Labour and the Jewish community Among the many depressing moments on election night was the result from Hendon. Number three seat on Labour’s target list, it required Read more…