LFI vice-chair writes to Middle East minister on peace-building funding following parliamentary debate

LFI vice-chair Catherine McKinnell has written to Middle East minister James Cleverely following last week’s parliamentary debate calling for the UK to back an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Ms McKinnell’s debate is part of a long-running LFI campaign to secure greater support from the British government for peace-building work that brings Israelis and Palestinians[…]

In Brief: Top Trump appointee accused of antisemitic remarks about Israel

A newly appointed adviser to the US secretary of defence has been accused of making antisemitic remarks after suggesting that American politicians become “very very rich” by supporting Israel. Douglas Macgregor, a retired army colonel, has been given the post of adviser to Donald Trump’s acting defence secretary, Christopher Miller. The president fired defence secretary[…]

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[…]

Analysis: Bibi indictment leads to political chaos

Israel is facing unprecedented political chaos after Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The announcement from attorney general Avichai Mandelblit came less than 24 hours after opposition leader Benny Gantz gave up his efforts to form a government. Both he and Netanyahu have now failed to assemble[…]