The General Election. An urgent message to our supporters

The General Election – an urgent message to our supporters

North London Friends of Israel has always been, and remains, an inclusive, non-partisan and non-sectarian organisation. We are neither right-wing nor left-wing, Brexit or Remain. Our supporters include people who are all of these. We welcome everyone, of all faiths and none, who supports Israel and wishes to help us put Israel’s case to our local community. We have always sought to do this in a non-partisan fashion.

However, this is no ordinary general election.

The leader of the Labour Party, and its candidate for Prime Minister of this country, has turned his party into a haven for Jew-haters, Israel boycotters and Holocaust deniers.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is not the party we knew – and many supported – in the past.
Good, principled MPs – Ian Austin, John Mann, Luciana Berger, Louise Ellman, John Woodcock, Joan Ryan and many others – have left or been hounded out of Labour by overtly racist, antisemitic intimidation.

Moderates who remain are falling into line behind Corbyn. This sanitises his racist policies and those of his supporters, increasing the likelihood of him becoming Prime Minister.

A victory for Labour would radically increase the level of open antisemitism in Britain. It would destroy Britain’s relationship with Israel and align it with  genocidal terrorists and dictatorial regimes who wish to wipe Israel off the map.

Unfortunately, it no longer matters how good or decent your local Labour candidate is. All Labour candidates are committed to making Corbyn Prime Minister.

A vote for Labour is a vote for Corbyn.

To fight this hatred we urge you to Stop Corbyn.

Please vote for whichever candidate is most likely to prevent a Labour victory.

Signed North London Friends of Israel.

Corbyn lays a wreath at the graves of the Munich terrorists

In Enfield Town for our latest street stall

A good day out on Saturday in Enfield Town, talking about Israel to our local community. Thanks to all who came to help and to all who stopped to chat. Especial thanks to those who signed up to our mailing list. We hope to see you at our activities in the future.

 

A great turnout for the NLFI Annual Event

Nearly 70 people packed into the hall at Sha’arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone for North London Friends of Israel’s annual event. This year we were delighted to welcome as our speakers James Sorene, the Chief Executive of BICOM, and Vivian Aisen, Head of Public Diplomacy at the Israeli Embassy.

We were also delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Lachhya Gurung, and his consort Mrs Shova Gurung. We were also delighted to welcome Richard Woolf, Chair of the Synagogue and Vice-President of the Zionist Federation.

Thanks to all who helped and all who came, and thanks to Israel Bonds for their support for this event.

James Sorene of BICOM addresses our event

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Supporting Puma

Puma are the proud sponsors of the Israeli football team, so naturally that has brought them to the attention of the boycotters. The haters were out last Saturday in Carnaby Street, calling for a boycott of Puma. We were there to stand against them. We answered their hate-filled slogans with singing and dancing, and gave out our own leaflets to the public, pointing out the multicultural and integrated nature of the Israeli football team (the captain and several other players are Arabs) and that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.

Well done all on our side who braved the rain to stand with Israel.

 

An evidence-based view of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Isra-Prof is the pen name of a distinguished retired medical professor, Academic Director of Stand With Us UK, and valued member of North London Friends of Israel. This is a series of articles on his blog with important and in many cases little-known information about Israel and the conflict.

He is especially expert on public health issues relating to the Palestinian Territories, and the positive impact that Israel has made in this area (contrary to the usual misinformation).

Read his blog here.

Three times a week a shuttle bus collects young dialysis patients throughout the West Bank and heads to Augusta Victoria Hospital on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Jill Granberg / Flickr