LFI chair Joan Ryan MP speech in Westminster Hall Debate on Iran, Wednesday 22 March 2017

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   Whatever its merits, the nuclear deal concluded two years ago this summer has done nothing to satisfy Iran’s appetite to establish regional hegemony in the Middle East. This is unsurprising: one of the great flaws of European and US efforts was a willingness to overlook Iran’s destabilising influence, its support for[…]

LFI Chair, Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, tables cross-party Bill in support of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

On Wednesday 18th January, Joan Ryan MP, Chair of Labour Friends of Israel, tabled a ten-minute rule bill entitled Promotion of Israeli-Palestinian Peace. The bill requires the Secretary of State to promote the establishment of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace to support coexistence projects and civil society programmes. The bill is supported across the[…]

Parliamentary Launch of LFI ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’ Campaign

This afternoon in Parliament, LFI launched its new campaign to increase funding of coexistence projects entitled ‘For Israel, For Palestine, For Peace’. The campaign aims to persuade the British government to support the creation of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace; a fund designed by the Alliance for Middle East Peace to boost spending on[…]

Watch Joan Ryan’s Speech on UK Aid to the Palestinian Authority

Today, during a Parliamentary debate regarding the UK’s aid spending, Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI, made a speech regarding the UK’s aid spending in the Palestinian Authority. Joan repeated her call for an independent inquiry into the matter and pushed for more spending on projects that promote coexistence. Link to the video.

Foreign Office Questions – Labour MPs urge government to put pressure on Palestinian Authority to end incitement to violence

LFI chair Joan Ryan this week urged the government to pressure the Palestinian Authority to put an end incitement to violence. At questions to the Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on Tuesday, Joan Ryan asked  the Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood MP: “On new year’s day, Nashat Melhem murdered two Israelis in a[…]