Who Is UK Labour’s Ed Miliband A Friend Of?


Labour friends of Palestine gala dinner dinnerpic

On Wednesday night Ed Miliband, the leader of the UK’s Labour party, is the guest of honour at the “Labour Friends of Palestine & the Middle East”. The second speaker is His Excellency (I’m not kidding, that’s what they call him) Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK.

LPFME support BDS and boycotts of (only) the Jewish State. Ed Miliband claims that BDS is not legitimate against Israel. Make up your mind Ed.

There is a going to be a demonstration outside the event:

On the 26th November, Labour leader and potential next Prime Minister of the UK, Ed Miliband, will address Labour Friends of Palestine. LFP not only do not distance themselves from a ‘one state solution’ they actually suggest on their website that a one state solution might be an option at some point in the future.

This is simply not acceptable. We need you to show that Israel still has a very strong voice in the UK and that we will not allow Mr Milibands visit to the LFP gala dinner go unnoticed.


Simon Cobbs from the Sussex Friends of Israel has this video about a protest outside the demonstration fully describing the LFPME and he is quite clear: this group has nothing to say about the Middle East. They’re only interested in “Palestine”.

h/t and thanks to all my UK friends who asked me to publicise this.


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