Labour Friends of Israel Annual Lunch, 27 November 2018 Remarks by the Ambassador of Israel, HE Mark Regev. Check against delivery. Chief Rabbi, Chair of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, Chair of LFI, Joan Ryan, Parliamentarians and friends, And a very special thanks to Sir David and Isaac for helping[…]
*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP Labour Friends of Israel Annual Lunch 2018 Chief Rabbi, Ambassador Regev, friends Thank you to all of you for being here today. In particular, I want to thank Sir David Garrard and Isaac Kaye, our long-standing lunch sponsors. I also want to thank all of my parliamentary colleagues who[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written for Jewish News about LFI’s campaign in support of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. You can read the original here. The past year has seen precious little progress for those of us who wish to see peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Last week’s terrible events in[…]
Labour Friends of Israel held its biggest ever reception at Labour party conference in Liverpool this week. Over 400 delegates attended a packed event addressed by deputy leader Tom Watson, Israeli Labor MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, Ambassador Mark Regev, and LFI chair Joan Ryan. In a stirring address, Mr Watson declared: “I am genuinely proud of each[…]
Following the Trump administration’s decision to end all funding for coexistence projects in Israel-Palestine, over 50 Labour MPs have written to DFID Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt to express their serious concern and to call on the UK to help fill the void. You can view a PDF of the letter here.
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP welcomed the announcement of a new UK aid programme to support Palestinian economic development in Gaza and the West Bank. She said “the humanitarian situation for the people of Gaza is particularly desperate and deeply concerning, with electricity supplies highly restricted; water and sewage facilities under strain; and rising unemployment[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan wrote this week to Jeremy Corbyn asking him to explain his apparent decision to honour the terrorists behind the Munich massacre during a 2014 visit to Tunisia. Ms Ryan also called upon the Labour leader to apologise to the bereaved families of the 11 Israeli athletes who were brutally murdered by the Palestinian[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn MP regarding the images in this weekend’s newspapers which appear to show Mr Corbyn taking part in a ceremony in Tunisia in 2014 honouring Black September terrorists who were responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre. Ms Ryan calls for Mr Corbyn to apologise to the[…]
LFI chair Joan Ryan MP has written to Labour’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, to request that the party launches an investigation into comments made by Jeremy Corbyn MP on PressTV in 2012. Click here to read the full letter.
Responding to a letter from Nick Hurd MP, LFI chair Joan Ryan MP said: “I am dismayed that the government has once again refused to act against Hezbollah. Sajid Javid talks a good talk, but his department has repeatedly failed to heed the warnings from myself and parliamentary colleagues that its actions continue to provide a[…]