With renewed hope and optimism, and faith in our fellow countrymen and women, we continued our campaigning for Israel with a street stall in Golders Green on Sunday. Thanks to all who helped, and to the members of the public who engaged with us and signed up to our mailing list.
Thank you Britain. Thanks to the millions of decent voters, of all political persuasions, who saw through the hatred and bigotry of the present Labour leadership and ensured that Jewish people will continue to feel comfortable regarding this wonderful country as their home.
We hope that Labour will reflect and learn from this so that organisations like ours will never again have to take up partisan positions, and so that Jewish people and supporters of Israel can feel comfortable in any UK political party.
We are delighted at the return to Parliament of some local friends. Theresa Villiers, Matthew Offord, Mike Freer, Bob Blackman.
We are deeply sorry that former Enfield North MP Joan Ryan was driven out of Parliament by the extremists in her party. Joan, we will miss your passion and commitment on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people. We thank you for everything and wish you well for the future.
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.