Statement on the current situation in Israel and Gaza

In light of the events of the past month in Israel and in Gaza, the Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel (LDFI) believe that it is important to outline our views. It should be borne in mind that LDFI is not a Jewish organisation. It is what its title says: Liberal Democrats who are friends of … Continue reading

Required reading on the current situation in Israel and Gaza

Daily Mail: What if Hamas hit a BA plane? Washington Post: Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas Times of Israel: David Horovitz interviews Colonel Richard Kemp Colonel Kemp, a supportive British colonel, offers a bleak vision of endless costly military operations  Haaretz: A real war is underway in Gaza, Amos Harel Times of Israel … Continue reading

Monroe Palmer shocked at anti-Israel feeling in Lords

Lord Palmer spoke to the Jewish Chornicle about his surprise at the bias against Israel in the House of Lords. The former LDFI chairman said: “What struck me is how much the House of Lords talks about Israel and the Palestinians, far more than a country the size of Wales, with seven million citizens, would … Continue reading

Ehud Barak addresses BICOM – Oct 30th

EHUD BARAK’S SPEECH AT BICOM ANNUAL DINNER: 30TH OCTOBER 2012 • Good evening ladies and gentlemen. • First of all, thank you for having me here in London. • It is always a pleasure to be with friends here in this great city. • I am particularly honored to be speaking to BICOM. I have … Continue reading

LDFI respond to removal of Lib Dem whip from Jenny Tonge

LDFI Chairman Gavin Stollar has welcomed the decisive action taken by Nick Clegg against Jenny Tonge, over her unacceptable comments last week at Middlesex University: “LDFI applaud Nick Clegg’s decisive action in sacking Baroness Jenny Tonge. Nick rightly gave Jenny Tonge the chance to apologise and retract her recent statement on Israel and she declined, … Continue reading

Nick Clegg at the CST: “I want to see a prosperous and confident Israel, able to live in peace”

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg spoke at the Northern Dinner of the Community Security Trust in Manchester on Thursday 3 November 2011. Addressing a range of Jewish policy issues, Mr Clegg said: “No Israeli should have to live in fear of terrorism. I want to see a prosperous and confident Israel, able to live in … Continue reading

Chair Gavin Stollar meets Tzipi Livni after Lib Dems secure changes to Universal Jurisdiction law

Gavin Stollar, Chair of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel (LDFI) met Kadima Leader Tzipi Livni on the morning of Thursday 6 October. Ms Livni was briefing a private meeting of Anglo-Jewish and pro-Israeli leaders before she went to meet Foreign Secretary William Hague. Kadima is Israel’s main opposition party, and is the largest single party … Continue reading

Nick Clegg’s Rosh Hashanah message

Deputy Prime Minister, and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg has recorded this message, wishing the Jewish community a happy new year: Shan tova!

Sir Alan Beith addresses LDFI Autumn Conference Fringe

The President of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, the Rt. Hon Sir Alan Beith, addresses our fringe event at Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Birmingham:

Article by Chair Gavin Stollar published in Jewish News

Gavin Stollar, Chair of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, has had an article published in Jewish News, expressing some concerns over creation of a Palestinian state via a vote at the UN General Assembly:

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