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.

Tim Farron – “Friend of Israel”

Tim Farron has said he “holds Israel dear as a friend” in an interview with Jewish News.  He said he had been scheduled to visit Israel in June and he hoped the visit would now take place later in the year. Tim also said he would be strong in opposing anti-Semitism.  “We won’t allow the tip-toeing … Continue reading

LDFI President supports Wiesenthal Centre “People, Book, Land” Exhibition in Parliament

Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel President Lord Monroe Palmer was one of many MPs and Peers supporting the opening of an exhibition in Parliament last week on the 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land, co-sponsored by UNESCO and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in the UK.   Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO … Continue reading

Alienated by Corbyn? Come home to the Lib Dems, says leader

Tim Farron has said the Liberal Democrats will be a “warm home” for Jews who have been alienated by Labour’s antisemitism crisis, in an interview with the Jewish Chronicle. The full interview is at

Israel can afford to be magnanimous – an article by Uri Dromi

On May 16, 1916, in London, at the height of World War I, Mark Sykes, a British diplomat, signed a secret deal with his French counterpart, François Georges-Picot, about the division of the Middle East between Britain and France, once the Ottoman Empire, the ruler of the region for four centuries, would be defeated. By … Continue reading

“Prejudice is a problem for all parties, mine included” – by Tim Farron

IT IS always tempting for supporters of one political party to revel in the misfortunes of another. These past weeks I’ve had no shortage of opportunities, from the divisions in the Tories over Brexit to the open warfare within the Labour Party over anti-Semitism. It is, however, a temptation to be resisted. In both cases, … Continue reading

Tim Farron’s message for Passover

Passover is a time which reminds us of the need for tolerance and inclusivity. Just as Pharaoh in Eygpt didn’t heed the warning of Moses to free the Jews, we can draw comparisons with the plight of the thousands of refugees attempting to gain their own freedom on the shores of Europe. The Jewish community … Continue reading

LDFI wishes Shirley Williams well on her retirement

LDFI Vice President Monroe Palmer with Baroness Shirley Williams on her recent retirement from the House of Lords