Monroe Palmer appointed Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council

Monroe Palmer (Lord Palmer of Childs Hill) has been appointed has been appointed as one of the Vice Presidents of the Jewish Leadership Council. Monroe was for many years Chair of LDFI and is now one of LDFI’s Vice Presidents. The Jewish Leadership Council is made up of 31 organisations represented by their most senior … Continue reading

Closing the gap

Last week, the Israeli government approved a ground-breaking, five-year economic development plan for the Arab sector, aimed at tackling major gaps between Jews and Arabs in the Israeli society. This comprehensive plan calls for allocations of NIS 10-15 billion for the development of Arab communities, ensuring that Arab citizens will be budgeted for according to … Continue reading

Please, no more missed opportunities

Please, no more missed opportunities By: Uri Dromi Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the north lawn of the White House March 26, 1979, as they completed signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Such examples of successful peace initiaves between Arabs … Continue reading

A professor writes – against boycotts

A non-Jewish, liberal, Scottish professor has written to students who voted to boycott Israel. Dr Denis MacEoin, a non-Jewish professor, responded to a motion put forward by The Edinburgh University Students Association to boycott all things Israeli, in which they claim Israel is under an apartheid regime. Professor MacEoin is an expert in Middle Eastern … Continue reading

Israeli aspects of the Syria vote

Lord Monroe Palmer introduced an Israeli aspect into the debate on Syria last week. He said: Noble Lords are right to ask whether the UK’s efforts can make a difference. My answer is that they can, by the very nature of our Armed Forces and weaponry. Two extra Tornado aircraft, armed with Brimstone missiles, can … Continue reading

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

LDFI AGM

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

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