In a House of Commons debate yesterday on Israel-Palestinian peace talks, LFI parliamentary supporters challenged the government on its cuts to co-existence funding, pushed our campaign for an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace and highlighted the barriers to peace, including PA incitement and terrorism. LFI chair Joan Ryan urged the government to “reverse their elimination of UK support for co-existence projects[…]
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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[…]
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[…]
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.
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[…]