Vince Cable’s New Year message

As the High Holidays begin this year I want to send warm wishes to everyone in Britain and around the world marking Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur. These holy occasions are a time of deep personal reflection, where many will look back at the challenges of the past and prepare themselves to welcome the new … Continue reading

Bigots are not welcome in the Liberal Democrats

Racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, sexism, transphobia, and bigotry in any form are not welcome in the Liberal Democrats, writes Vince Cable. The last ten days have seen major stories of racism in both of Britain’s major parties. What is happening in the Labour party – and Boris Johnson’s comments this week – are frightening to many … Continue reading

The Z Word: What Zionism means

LDFI have long believed (and campaigned for) a much wider acceptance and positive use of the Z word – Zionism. In the same way as in the 70s and 80s the Union Jack flag was hijacked by the National Front, BNP and far right, the same can be said of the use and identification of … Continue reading

There needs to be a two-state solution, agreed at a negotiating table without pre-conditions.

LDFI President Lord Monroe Palmer spoke in the House of Lords Debate on the situation in the Palestinian Territories. He said there needs to be a two-state solution, agreed at a negotiating table without pre-conditions. Here is the full text of Lord Palmer’s speech: ” My Lords, I would like to ask noble Lords to look … Continue reading

Vince Cable’s message for Hannukkah

As we usher in the long, dark nights of winter, so begins the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles in the Jewish history and for more than two millennia, Jews everywhere have celebrated the wonder of the lamp that miraculously burned for 8 days. The story of … Continue reading

LDFI celebrates centenary of the Balfour declaration

LDFI is this week celebrating the centenary of the Balfour declaration. LDFI hosted Israel’s Ambassador Mark Regev after  a joint meeting with the Lloyd-George Society. Ambassador Regev praised the role the Liberal Party had played in the Balfour Declaration:  “The Declaration would not have happened without David Lloyd-George.  You were on the right side of … Continue reading

UN stunned as Palestinian exposes PLO lies

  Statement by United Nations Watch 36th Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council Delivered by Mosab Hassan Yousef Thank you, Mr. President. I take the floor on behalf of UN Watch. My name is Mosab Hassan Yousef. I grew up in Ramallah as a member of Hamas. I address my words to the Palestinian … Continue reading

Vince Cable’s Rosh Hashanah message

Shalom and Shana Tova to everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah. For millions, the High Holidays offer the chance for contemplation, prayer and renewal; to reflect on our actions, character and responsibilities to one another. This year is particularly significant as it marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, an important moment in history that marked support … Continue reading

Stand out conference for LDFI

As reported in the Jewish Chronicle, this year’s conference was one of the best for LDFI. The motion on the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which LDFI were so intricately involved with, passed without hitch, the role the Liberal Party played in the creation of the Balfour Declaration was celebrated through the conference and LDFI’s … Continue reading

Tim Farron’s message to the Jewish Community

  Tim Farron has talked about shared values between the Liberal Democrats and the Jewish Community, in  a video response to the Board of Deputies manifesto.