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David Cameron's speech to the CFI annual lunch 2009
Image of Conservative Friends Of Israel Article Posted:  Mon Jun 22, 2009
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David Cameron's Speech to the Conservative Friends Of Israel at their Annual Lunch - Thurs 18th June 2009



Thank you Leonard[Lord Steinberg] and thank you everyone for coming today. It’s great to be here amongst so many friends. I look around and I see Conservative candidates and I see Conservative supporters, I see some of our biggest donors and a special thank you to you. I see newer friends like Leonard. I cannot reveal all the contents of that lunch but I can tell you this, he was not asking me to settle his bookmakers bill!

I see alongside lots of old friends, I see some new arrivals too. It is great to see, for instance, Victor Blank here. Victor I can tell you, much better to hang out at cocktail parties with Tories ... [laughter] ... I did not even get to the punchline, we will not try and sell you a bank!

Can I thank Lord Steinberg, Michael Heller and the Eden Group for hosting this event and let me welcome His Excellency Ron Prosor who does a brilliant job and how necessary it is in a country that does not always have the most unbiased media.

I would also like to thank James Arbuthnot, the Chairman of the CFI, the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Conservative Friends of Israel – Richard Harrington who has a very important day job and that is to win Watford for the Conservatives in the nex ....

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Conservative Friends of Israel Annual Reception 2009
Conservative Friends of Israel Annual Members Reception 2009

14 January 2009
This year the Conservative Friends of Israel Annual Members reception took place at the House of Commons Terrace Marquee.
The event was well attended by over 250 members and over 90 Conservative MPs, Lords and Parliamentary Candidates.

Key note speakers at this year’s reception were MK Silvan Shalom ex-Foreign Minister of Israel, HE. Ron Prosor Ambassador of Israel and David Lidington MP, Shadow Foreign Minister.


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David Miliband Speaks at Annual LFI Dinner 2008
Labour Friends of Israel

NEWS ARCHIVE: Speech by David Miliband to the LFI Annual Lunch- 4 November 2008


"I want today to talk about the future of Israel and the future of the wider Middle East. I will do so with urgency and concern because the Middle East is undergoing one of the most tumultuous and dangerous periods of its contemporary history. What happens over the next few years – whether a two state solution is reached, whether a model of extremism and violence is viewed as inspiration or illusion ....
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Gordon Brown's Speech at the Knesset

Speech by the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the Knesset , Jerusalem, Israel.



To be able to come here at the invitation of your Speaker and of your Prime Minister Olmert - and to applaud you and the citizens of Israel for the courage you have shown in the face of adversity, resolution in the face of conflict, resilience in the f ....
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CFI- Annual Business Lunch 2008
Conservative Friends of Israel Annual Business Lunch 2008


This year the Conservative Friends of Israel Annual Business Lunch took place at the Dorchester Hotel. The event was attended by over 400 Business people and over 100 Conservative MPs, Lords and Parliamentary Candidates.

Key note speakers at this year’s lunch were the Rt Hon William Hague MP, Shadow For ....
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Image of Spinwatch Wed Sep 24, 2008  
The Ten Problems With Palin

Since being chosen as Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain’s running mate last month, Sarah Palin, the current Alaskan Governor, has galvanized the race for the White House.

So here are ten reasons why you should be worried about Palin, who could be the most dangerous potential Vice-President in America’s history. The more you examine Palin’s policies, perso ....
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Rendition, disappearance and torture info sought
Amnesty International today called on the government of the UK to give the lawyers for Binyam Mohamed, a former UK resident imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, information which it holds and which might help him to show that he has been a victim of torture and other ill-treatment in the US-led programme of renditions and secret detention.

"Providing this information would be a first ste ....
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Image of Liberty Sun Sep 07, 2008  
Campaign against the “Mosquito”
At a special hearing on Tuesday 26 August, Liberty will urge Plymouth City Council to ban the “Mosquito device,” which forces young people out of public areas by emitting a high-pitched squeal audible to under 25 year olds.

Joined by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Liberty will argue that the mosquito is degrading and discriminatory because it affects all young people, n ....
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Campaign to help Georgia’s children return to school
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is organizing a campaign to ensure that all children in Georgia can start the new school year this month, following the recent conflict in the Caucasus country.

“We are concerned along with the rest of the humanitarian community that not all children will be able to return to classes on time,” UNICEF’s Robert Cohen told reporters in Ge ....
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Image of European Union Sun Sep 07, 2008  
Georgia, hazardous substances, EU sanctions
Wednesday MEPs strongly backed a resolution calling on Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgia. They also debated new labels and warnings for hazardous substances to bring them into line with UN norms and the EU's sanctions policy. MEPs also called for a ban on cloning animals for food. The day also saw Costa Rica's president Óscar Rafael Arias Sánchez address the plenary.

Russia-G ....
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Image of Holyrood Sun Sep 07, 2008  
Funding for mountain rescue teams


Scotland's mountain rescue teams are to receive substantial funding from the Scottish Government.

Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing today announced that £300,000 for 2008-09 is to be provided to the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland to support the dedicated teams of volunteers who participate in the various mountain rescue teams across Scotland.

Spea ....
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NO to compulsory electronic tagging for sheep
Baaaaaaaa! - Plaid MEP Jill Evans is joining forces with other MEPs in the European Parliament to amend European Commission plans for compulsory electronic tagging of sheep (EID). The MEPs launched a cross party campaign in Brussels yesterday in an attempt to force the European Commission to rethink its plans.

They have put forward a written declaration to the European Parliament (si ....
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Plaid MEP wants EU ban on food from cloned animals
Plaid MEP Jill Evans is calling for a ban on food produced from cloned animals being sold to the public. The need for a ban is all the more urgent since some experts are predicting these kinds of products could reach European markets by 2010.

Now MEPs want the European Commission to ban the cloning of animals for food supply, as well the import of cloned animals or their offspring to th ....
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Local Income Tax on course
Commenting on the Legislative Programme announced by the First Minister in the Scottish Parliament today (Wednesday) SNP MSP Joe FitzPatrick, a member of the Finance Committee, welcomed the introduction of a bill to abolish the unfair Council Tax.

Mr FitzPatrick said:

"This will be a very popular move by a Scottish Government which is reflecting the mood of the people of ....
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Image of Green Party Sun Sep 07, 2008  
New leader calls for New Deal
New Green Party Leader, Caroline Lucas, took to the stage today for her first speech to the party's annual conference to call for a windfall tax on energy profits to kickstart a "Green New Deal" to help people deal with the credit crunch and rising fuel prices.

Dr Lucas, who became the Greens' first ever leader in a landslide result announced on the first day of the conference ....
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