Last Wednesday 5th July there was a debate on Israel-Palestine in the House of Commons. In the course of Theresa Villiers’ (Con, Chipping Barnet) excellent speech in support of Israel, she quoted North London Friends of Israel by name – specifically one of the points we had made to her regarding media double standards in reporting on terrorist attacks in Israel compared to those in the UK or elsewhere. Many of the other points she made were also ones that we had put to her in our various discussions.
To see a complete recording of her speech, see our Facebook page here (login required).
We are also grateful to several of our other local MPs, including Joan Ryan (Lab, Enfield North), Bob Blackman (Con, Harrow East) and Dr Matthew Offord (Con, Hendon) who made excellent and supportive contributions.
If you are a constituent of one of these MPs, please write to him or her to express your appreciation. They endure a lot of pressure from the other side (including abuse and intimidation) and it is important that we show them how much their efforts are appreciated.