CFI leads delegation of Conservative MPs and PPCs to Israel
In February 2014, CFI led delegation to Israel and the West Bank with four Conservative MPs, two Conservative prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC) and a Special Adviser in attendance.
CFI were joined by Former Minister for Policing and Justice Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert MP, CFI Parliamentary Chairman James Clappison MP, Robert Halfon MP and Peter Bone MP.
The group also included Simon Marcus, PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn, and Thomas Pursglove, PPC for Corby, as well as Special Advisor Henry Newman.
The group were given the opportunity to meet and hear from a range of top Israeli experts, senior politicians, and journalists, as well as representatives from the Palestinian Authority.
Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks at CFI Annual Business Lunch 2013
Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke of the ‘strong links and intensified cooperation’ between Britain and Israel, during his keynote speech to the CFI Annual Business Lunch in November 2013.
In a timely speech, the Foreign Secretary re-iterated that the British Government would have ‘no truck’ with those who seek to delegitimise Israel. And he urged Israel and the Palestinians to continue making the difficult compromises for peace.
PM David Cameron supports Israel at Downing St. Hanukkah Reception
Prime Minister David Cameron asserted that “Britain will stand with Israel” during his annual Hanukkah reception in November 2013, at Number 10, Downing Street.
The Prime Minister declared that he “understood” the fears, and “shared” the scepticism that Israelis felt over Iran. Concerning the question of Iranian nuclear enrichment, Cameron stated: “I do not have any starry eyed view of what this Iranian regime offers”.
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.