Labour Friends of Israel at 2011 Labour Party Conference

Over 500 people attended the LFI Annual Reception at Labour Party Conference, and over 150 people attended a joint LFI-Progress fringe debate on ‘making the progressive case for Israel’

Over 500 guests attended the LFI Annual Reception, to hear speakers Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband, Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander and new Israeli Ambassador to the UK Danial Taub.

LFI also held its first ever fringe debate at Labour Party Conference this year. Over 150 people came to the joint LFI-Progress event, to debate how to make the progressive case for Israel, and how to challenge those who attack the only progressive democracy in the Middle East, and who do not share our values.

On the panel were Labour Friends of Israel Chair John Woodcock MP; Doug Krikler, Chief Executive of the UJIA and co-chair of the UK Task Force on Issues Facing Arab Citizens of Israel; Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, former MP and former chair of LFI; and David Hirsh, lecturer at Goldsmiths University and founder of Engage, the campaign against antisemitism. The debate was chaired by Labour Friends of Israel Director Jennifer Gerber.