Monthly Archives: January 2013

UK-Israel-Palestine and the new age of the city, Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

UK-Israel-Palestine and the new age of the city By Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP 30-Jan-2013, Fathom Journal We are entering a new urban age, so let’s build world class partnerships between the great hubs of British, Israeli and Palestinian life. Predications are always difficult, especially when they are about the future, said the great Yogi […]

Israeli election results – a shift to the centre

Israelis went to the polls on Tuesday (22 January) to elect their new Knesset, Israel’s 120 seat parliament. The elections brought about a significant shift to the centre, with the centre/centre-left and right-wing blocs more or less tied. The surprise of the night was the second place showing of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid, a new […]

Good luck Ha’avoda

Good luck Ha’avoda by Ben Garratt Israel goes to the polls today for its general election. At Labour Friends of Israel, we make the progressive case for Israel, drawing attention to the country’s vibrant democracy, civil society and economic sphere in all its varied guises. However, if there is one time in the political calendar […]

Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy addresses packed LFI panel debate on how to best promote a two state solution

Over 100 people gathered in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening to participate in the joint Labour Friends of Israel and We Believe in Israel debate on: How can we best promote renewed negotiations and a two state solution? The panellists, led by Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy, called for renewed negotiations; passionately argued […]