Addressing a packed room of over 500 guests at the LFI Annual Reception on 2 October, Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband told the Labour Party Conference of his admiration for Israel and Britain’s Jewish community. Continuing his theme from his keynote conference speech, he spoke about his faith, of wanting to make a positive difference […]

The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, addressed the LFI Annual Lunch on Tuesday (3 July) and called for stronger bilateral relations and deeper economic ties between Britain and Israel. The Shadow Chancellor announced that he will be “launching and leading a LFI UK-Israel Economic Dialogue… to dig deeper into the […]

Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP and Shadow Middle East Minister Ian Lucas MP visited Israel and the Palestinian territories with Labour Friends of Israel last week. During the two-day visit, the shadow foreign team visited communities in southern Israel blighted by rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, including meeting children at […]

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, in a speech to the Labour Friends of Israel Annual Lunch, spoke extremely warmly about Israel and LFI, stating: “I want to say very clearly I’m grateful to Israel, I respect Israel, I admire Israel and that is why I’m proud to be here to be part of Labour Friends […]

Labour Friends of Israel leads a delegation of Parliamentarians to Israel and the Palestinian territories Labour Friends of Israel have just returned from a very successful week-long visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with seven Labour Members of Parliament. LFI Chair John Woodcock MP, a Shadow Transport Minister, led the delegation, which included Rt […]

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 […]