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

Nick Clegg welcomes Board of Deputies Manifesto

[ Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg on the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto from Board of Deputies on Vimeo. ]

We’ll stand up for the Jewish community and ask that you stand with us – by Nick Clegg

As a Liberal Democrat, I share many of the values the Jewish community holds dear. Education as a number one priority, together with the fundamental importance of community, security and freedom – including freedom from attack. That is why I continue to support the right of Israel to defend herself and her people. We are … Continue reading

LDFI at “We Believe Conference”

LDFI Vice President Baroness Sarah Ludford and Vice Chair and Finchley & Golders Green Parliamentary candidate Jonathan Davies spoke at the “We Believe in Israel” Conference. Jonathan said: “The Liberal Democrats are committed to a two State solution which is the policy of all the main UK political parties and at least until last week … Continue reading

LDFI Vice President speaks in the Lords on requirements for peace

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill (LD): My Lords, despite what the noble Lord, Lord Luce, said, there will be a two-state solution, which I passionately want, only if the Israelis and Palestinians sit down and negotiate. I worry that nothing much has moved on since it was said about President Arafat that he missed no … Continue reading

Israeli Elections – some Frequently Asked Questions

Israel is a parliamentary democracy. The government is comprised of a cabinet of ministers and is headed by a prime minister. It is the executive authority of Israel, charged with administering internal and foreign affairs, including security matters. The prime minister is chosen from among the men and women elected to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. … Continue reading

LDFI Vice President calls for compromise not unilateral declarations

Speaking in the House of Lords Debate on the recognition of Palestine, LDFI Vice President Lord Palmer of Childs Hill called for a genuine spirit of compromise. He questioned how Israel could be expected to negotiate peace with a so-called unity Government including Hamas, whose declared aim is the annihilation of the State of Israel … Continue reading

Nick Clegg’s message for Holocaust Memorial Day

Last week, I was privileged to sit down and talk with one of the bravest, most remarkable people I’ve ever met – Zigi Shipper. Zigi was just 11 years old when he first escaped deportation from the Lodz ghetto where he’d been living with his paternal grandparents. When the ghetto was liquidated in 1944, Zigi … Continue reading

Nick Clegg safeguards Holocaust Education funding

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg today became the first party leader to announce that funding for the Holocaust Education Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project would be safeguarded for the next 5 years. He said that he would ensure that any Government including the Liberal Democrats would allocate the funding and … Continue reading

The Palestinians Are Afraid of Abbas’ State

The Palestinians Are Afraid of Abbas’ State By: Mudar Zahran As the Palestinian president, Abbas, is pursuing a UN Security Council resolution setting “a three-year time limit for Israel to end its occupation of parts of the West Bank, after which it would automatically recognize Palestine as a state.” This writer visited the West Bank for … Continue reading


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