Analysis: Palestinian childrens’ summer camps named after terrorists

The issue of incitement to violence aimed at Palestinian children and young people is under the spotlight again with the emergence of new evidence of the naming of summer camps after terrorists. In recent days, images have emerged of two West Bank summer camps named after Dalal Mughrabi. Mughrabi is responsible for the most lethal[…]

LFI vice-chair introduces bill against terrorist incitement in PA schools

LFI vice-chair Dame Louise Ellman MP has today presented a ten minute rule bill in parliament designed to stop the Palestinian Authority education system using British taxpayers’ money to fund a school curriculum which incites the murder of Israelis. Supported by a cross-party group of MPs, Dame Louise’s bill will mandate that UK assistance to[…]

Analysis: Terror attacks focus attention on PA incitement

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians claimed what it is thought to be its youngest victim with the death last week of four-day old Amiad Yisrael Ish-Ran. The baby was born last Sunday by emergency C-section hours after his pregnant mother and father were seriously injured in a shooting attack. Shira Ish-Ran and her[…]

LFI vice-chair to introduce bill on incitement in Palestinian schools

LFI vice-chair Dame Louise Ellman has secured a ten minute rule bill on the 8 January on the topic of incitement in the Palestinian Authority curriculum. Her bill will mandate that UK assistance to the Palestinian Authority education system must comply with international values of peace and tolerance. It will also require an annual review[…]

Analysis: PA’s terror salaries condemned after Barkan attack

A fatal terror attack that killed two Israeli citizens in the Barkan industrial park in the West Bank has cast a renewed spotlight on the Palestinian Authority’s policy of paying salaries to convicted terrorists. Last Sunday a Palestinian worker at the industrial park killed two of his colleagues. Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi,[…]

LFI pressures government to act over incitement in Palestinian education

Labour Friends of Israel is stepping up its campaign to pressure the government to act over incitement in the Palestinian education system. LFI chair Joan Ryan secured a parliamentary debate on the matter, held this week in Westminster Hall. Opening her speech, Ms Ryan said: “Given Britain’s long-standing advocacy of a two-state solution, I also[…]

LFI secures government PA curriculum review

Following a sustained campaign from LFI, Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, announced that the government will be conducting a review into the PA’s new curriculum. The announcement came in a letter from Alistair to LFI chair Joan Ryan and LFI parliamentary supporter Ian Austin. Commenting on the announcement of a review, Jennifer Gerber, Director of[…]

Analysis: Will Hezbollah flags fly in London this weekend?

This weekend’s Al-Quds Day parade may once again see the flags of Hezbollah, an antisemitic terror group, flying in the streets of central London. Initiated by Ayatollah Khomeni in 1979, Al Quds Day is now marked internationally, normally at the end of Ramadan. Its intent – to destroy the state of Israel – has been[…]

Metropolitan police confirm to LFI vice-chair Hezbollah flags can be flown on Al-Quds day due to government policy

In a letter to Louise Ellman MP, vice-chair of LFI, Commander Jane Connors of the Metropolitan police confirmed that the Hezbollah flag can be flown at this year’s Al-Quds day protest in London as the terror group’s “political wing” is not proscribed by parliament. The letter makes clear that it is government policy – and[…]