LFI officers urge DFID to support MEET

LFI officers have written to the secretary of state for international development, Penny Mordaunt, to urge the UK government to urgently make funds available to support coexistence group MEET, Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow. MEET plays an essential role in bringing young Israelis and Palestinians together to foster peaceful dialogue. LFI has long advocated support[…]

Victory for LFI campaign as government bans Hezbollah in entirety

The British government last week announced it was banning Hezbollah in its entirety in a major victory for LFI’s long-running campaign. Previously, only the military wing of the antisemitic terror group was proscribed in Britain. LFI chair Joan Ryan and vice-chair Dame Louise Ellman have led parliamentary efforts to ban the political wing. Ms Ryan[…]

LFI Chair Joan Ryan protests Malaysian ban of Israeli Athletes

Joan Ryan MP has sent letters, to the Malaysian high commissioner and minister for sports, in protest at the country denying entry visas to Israeli swimmers to compete in this summer’s World Para Swimming Championships, a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. You can view the letter Malaysian High Commissioner here and the Minister[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Joint LFI, CFI and Israeli Embassy event on Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran

This week, LFI, in partnership with CFI and the Israeli Embassy, hosted a special briefing in parliament to commemorate the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran. Ambassador Mark Regev and Board of Deputies vice-president Edwin Shuker spoke about the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were forced to flee Arab and Muslim countries. LFI[…]