Farron calles for new Kindertransport to save refugess children from Syria

In an article in Jewish News Tim Farron MP praised the Kindertransport of 1938, and said we now need a new Kindertransport to save another group of vulnerable children. Tim wrote: What level of desperation would drive me to flee my home with, or without, my family and leave everything in my life behind? This … Continue reading


Tom Brake MP, the Party’s foreign affairs spokesperson, was the main guest speaker at LDFI’s Annual General Meeting. Shai Masot of the Israeli Embassy also briefed members on the current situation in Israel. At the AGM Gavin Stollar was re-elected as Chair of LDFI with Jonathan Davies as Vice Chair. Gavin and Jonathan are pictured … Continue reading

Attitudes of British Jews towards Israel

A survey of The Attitudes of British Jews towards Israel was published earlier this month. The research examined the nature of British Jewish attachment to Israel and the level of support for its current policies and conduct. The survey found that British Jews are strongly attached to Israel. 90% of respondents support its right to … Continue reading

LDFI remembers Yitzhak Rabin

This week the world reflects on the 20th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. Here are the considered thoughts of someone who knew the man well and who is also a good friend to LDFI. Uri Dromi was amongst other things, Rabin’s Chief of Staff and is someone most of our delegations get to spend an … Continue reading

What it means to be a Liberal Democrat today.

LDFI Committee member Anne Diamond has contributed to the Party’s essay competition on what it means to be a Liberal Democrat today. Here essay is at http://www.libdemvoice.org/essay-48037.html . And you can click here to find out how you can contribute to this debate on the Liberal Democrats’ beliefs, values and approach

LDFI 2015 Annual General Meeting

LDFI’s 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 6.30pm in Committee Room G House of Lords. Before the formal AGM business the Party’s foreign affairs spokesperson Tim Brake MP will speak. In advance of the AGM LDFI Chair Gavin Stollar has issued the organisation’s Annual Report LDFI – Chairmans … Continue reading

Lord Palmer named as Middle East adviser to Tim Farron

Party Leader, Tim Farron MP, has announced the appointment of Lord Monroe Palmer as his “adviser on the Middle East”. Tim said: “I am delighted that Monroe had agreed to advise me on the Middle East. I am looking forward to being able to draw on his vast experience and wise counsel. The Party remains … Continue reading

LDFI to hold fringe meeting at Party Conference

Lib Dem Friends of Israel will hold its annual fringe meeting at the Party Conference in Bournemouth later this month. The meeting will discuss prospects for peace in the Middle East. The panel will be: Gavin Stollar, Chair of LDFI Baroness Sarah Ludford Lorely Burt Sir Alan Beith Eitan Na’eh (Acting Israeli Ambassador) James Sorene (Chief Executive, … Continue reading

Lib Dem Friends of Israel meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu

LDFI was delighted to host (jointly with Labour and Conservative Friends of Israel) a private meeting with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu yesterday. Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated his wish for peace talks with the Palestinians. He said he was willing to talk to President Abbas at any time, any place, with no pre-conditions. He set out … Continue reading

Tim Farron condemns possible FIFA boycott of Israel

Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat Leadership Candidate has spoken about the motion to expel the Israeli Football Association from FIFA. He said: “Expelling Israel would be a ridiculous and unacceptable move. An organisation which is widely seen as corrupt and which handed the World Cup to Russia and Qatar without regard for human rights, would … Continue reading


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