Lord Palmer in House of Lords Debate on understanding of the Middle East

LDFI Vice President Lord Palmer of Childs Hill spoke in a debate in the House of Lords on 23 February on increasing understanding of the Middle East. Monroe Palmer said: “My Lords, the question is how to increase understanding of the Middle East. I am just back from an all-party Peers’ visit to Israel and … Continue reading

IDF intelligence chief warns Gaza’s economic woes could breed violence

Speaking to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, the IDF’s Military Intelligence chief Gen. Herzl Halevi said that the deteriorating economic situation in the Gaza Strip could lead to a further conflict. Although there has been periodic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, the ceasefire which … Continue reading

Knesset holds its first LGBT rights day

The Knesset yesterday held its first ever day devoted to the rights of Israel’s LGBT community, hosting a whole range of events to discuss relevant issues. The day’s activities, coordinated by the Knesset Lobby for the LGBT Community, included discussions on the social and cultural absorption of LGBT immigrants, treatment of the transgender community, while … 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

Video: Premier League starts tackle anti-semitism in new video

LDFI is proud to associate itself with this new initiative from Maccabi GB, the CST and the array of footballers featured on this video. This highlights an important issue which needs to be dealt with on the terraces of football ground across the UK.

Video: Lord Palmer of Childs Hill

Video: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s Channukah Message

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has issued a message to the Jewish community at the start of Channukah: