PM Cameron restates support of Israel at HET dinner
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at a dinner on Monday 16th September to mark the 25th anniversary of the Holocaust Educational Trust. The Prime Minister used his keynote address to restate his personal commitment to Israel: “Let me assure you that the safety of Israel will always be a fundamental concern for me.”
Mr Cameron expressed support for Israel’s right to self-defence, acknowledging the constant threat of rockets fired from Lebanon and Gaza: “We will back Israel’s right to defend itself, when rockets from terrorists in Lebanon or Gaza fire into Israeli homes.”
CFI Statement on the sad passing of Baroness Thatcher
CFI has released a statement on the passing of Baroness Thatcher. The statement, by CFI Director, Stuart Polak, recalls Baroness Thatcher's strong support for Israel, the Jewish Community and CFI.
CFI's consolences were echoed by those of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Prime Minister David Cameron: “We promised to stand up for Israel and in Government that’s exactly what we’ve done”
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke of his strong support for Israel during his keynote speech to the CFI Annual Business Lunch 2012 in December.
In a warmly received speech, the Prime Minister praised the “vital, important” work of CFI in taking Conservative MPs to Israel.
CFI Delegation visits Israel - November 2013
In November 2013, CFI led a delegation of 4 Conservative MPs and 5 Conservative prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC) to Israel. The group included, Matthew Offord MP, Stephen Metcalfe MP, Mark Hoban MP and Alok Sharma MP, Conservative Vice Chairman. The group received security briefings at Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon and met with senior Israeli officials, including Deputy Foreign Minister, Ze’ev Elkin MK, and Mark Regev, spokesperson for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
CFI Boris Bus Tour
On the 15th April 2012, Conservative Friends of Israel took the Conservative candidate for Mayor, Boris Johnson, on a tour of North London. He met with local residents, activists, business and community leaders and spelled out why he deserved to continue as the Mayor of London.