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.

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