LDFI Vice President and Liberal Democrat Peers meet President Rivlin
LDFI Vice President Lord Monroe Palmer and Liberal Democrat Peers Navnit Dholaki and Ben Stoneham were part of a cross party delegation from the the ‘All-Party Britain-Israel Parliamentary Group’ of Peers which met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at his residence in Jerusalem today.
President Rivlin welcomed the group and said, “We appreciate the work that the British Parliament is doing, in partnership with the Jewish community, to combat anti-Semitism. This is an important challenge which requires a firm and united approach.”
He added, “We greatly appreciate your coming, as a cross-party delegation, to engage with the realities on the ground in Israel and the region. These are difficult days and we all have a duty to work together to build understanding between all peoples. Israel is a Jewish, democratic state which upholds the rule of law – indeed our judicial system in Israel was built by the British in the days of the Mandate – and it is a great pleasure to speak with you about how we are both facing the challenges of today.”