Another successful street stall on Saturday, this time in Muswell Hill. Hundreds of leaflets distributed, a lot of positive interest and encouragement, and several new people signed up to our mailing list.
Well done to all who took part, and thanks to all who stopped to speak to us.
We have added a new briefing document to our web site.
Khan al-Ahmar is a Bedouin village which has sparked controversy as a result of an Israeli court decision that it can be demolished. Inevitably, this has led to an outcry by those hostile to Israel and those, more generally, who have seen a ’cause’ and haven’t made any effort to understand the situation.
The truth, as always, is far more complicated. Please read this briefing document produced by one of our members, which explains the background.
Jonathan Farrell (Director of Student Affairs at Stand with Us UK) gave a powerful and informative presentation and NLFI’s event on his work supporting Jewish and pro-Israel students in the hostile atmosphere that faces them on campus.
Jonathan Farrell describes the problems facing Jewish students on campus.
Watch Jonathan’s speech here.
A fantastic turnout at the 2018 North London Friends of Israel annual event on Sunday 21st October.
We were delighted to welcome as our speakers Joan Ryan, MP for Enfield North and Chair of Labour Friends of Israel, and Jonathan Farrell, Director of Student Affairs at Stand with Us UK. Both gave powerful and inspiring speeches.
We were also delighted to welcome as guests the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, and Theresa Villiers MP (Con, Chipping Barnet). Around 60 people were there to celebrate the occasion, socialise over tea and create vital links to help support Israel’s cause.
Joan Ryan MP speaking at our event
On Sunday we ran one of our regular street stalls, this time in Finchley Central. A new location for us, it turned out to be very successful. Hundreds of leaflets given out, several new additions to our mailing list and lots of interesting and positive conversations.
For those feeling bruised and angry by the disgraceful anti-Israel flag-waving at the Labour Party conference, here is a report – courtesy of Labour Friends of Israel – of the LFI event at the conference. It was attended by more than 400 delegates, and the guests included Ambassador Mark Regev, Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson, and local MP Joan Ryan.
Read on for a fuller report of the meeting. Note particularly Joan’s speech (our emphasis).
Some of us were proud to attend the rally against antisemitism in Manchester on Sunday 16th September. People from all over the country came to London to stand with us earlier in the year. It was good to be able to return the compliment.
Lucy Powell MP addresses the Manchester rally against antisemitism