Steve McCabe: Under Keir’s new management, Labour can be honest-broker for Israel-Palestine

This article first appeared in the JewishNews. Click here to read the original.  LFI’s meeting last week with Keir Starmer was another demonstration that our party is, as Labour’s leader put it himself, “under new management”. Keir’s acknowledgment that the last five years have been difficult for LFI’s members and supporters, set the tone for[…]

LFI meets Keir Starmer

Labour Friends of Israel today met with Keir Starmer for the first time since his election as leader of the Labour party. LFI chair Steve McCabe said he was “delighted to chair a meeting between LFI and Labour leader Keir Starmer”, adding that “since his election, we have already seen the start of real progress in[…]

The best way to oppose Netanyahu is to redouble our efforts on behalf of a two-state solution, says LFI chair Steve McCabe MP

LFI chair Steve McCabe has written in the Jewish Chronicle to oppose any annexation and and setting out five tests for a measured and effective response from the UK. Click here to read the original.  As we approach a possible July announcement, a decision by the Israeli government to begin annexing parts of the West[…]

Labour parliamentarians urge Palestinian economic support package

A group of Labour parliamentarians have written to the foreign secretary urging a “comprehensive, internationally backed, programme of assistance to help stabilise the Palestinian economy” They also urge “medical and humanitarian assistance to help ensure that efforts by Palestinians and Israelis to contain the spread of the virus, in the West Bank, are maintained as restrictions[…]

Steve McCabe: How Keir Starmer can forge a new chapter in Labour’s internationalist tradition

LFI chair Steve McCabe has written for Progress on the future of Labour’s foreign policy under Keir Starmer. You can read the original here.  Keir Starmer’s election as Labour leader has already signalled progress in tackling the scourge of antisemitism and rebuilding our relationship with the Jewish community. The roots of the problem are deep[…]

LFI chair welcomes Israeli-Palestinian COVID-19 cooperation

Speaking in Foreign Office questions, LFI chair Steve McCabe welcomed Israeli-Palestinian cooperation to tackle COVID-19. “I thank the Minister for his comments. Will he join me in welcoming the news that Israel has approved a $230 million advance payment to the Palestinian Authority, alongside coronavirus test kits, intensive care beds, ventilators, drugs and protective equipment?[…]

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[…]

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[…]