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May 22, 2019, 11:06 AM
A riot is no place for a child or baby and our MPs must speak out
There is a tradition in the United Kingdom of supporting internationalism. The belief that the people of the world should unite to advance common interests, and that long-term interests are more important than short-term disputes. The League of Nations, founded in 1920, was given the responsibility...
Aug 30, 2018, 12:23 PM
The uncomfortable reality Auntie BBC has to face
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is as close to being a secular religious institution as you will find. This oxymoron is deliberate. The corporation has come a long way since Arthur Burrows crackled over the airwaves in 1922. It is a £5 billion a year...
May 3, 2018, 5:11 PM
Time to end an absolute wrong on Hezbollah
A common complaint is that all politicians are in it for themselves. I disagree. Most politicians, regardless of party, are committed to public service. Only every once and a while is there a day with an absolute right and an absolute wrong. On all other...
Feb 23, 2018, 2:00 PM
We’re not attacking free speech, but hate speech
It’s a vehicle using malice aforethought designed to isolate the state of Israel from humankind by comparing it to one of the worst regimes that the world has had the misfortune to endure. The three words, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), are designed to evoke pictures...
Jan 15, 2018, 3:51 PM
Time for politicians to express their horror of Hezbollah
In May 2013 I led a debate in the House of Commons calling on the Government to proscribe Hezbollah. I listed the full Hezbollah charge sheet; that it regards itself as a single, indivisible entity, its illegitimacy as a political party; allegations of involvement in...
Oct 2, 2017, 4:07 PM
It’s time for Britain to call time on Israel bias at the UN
Since the Israel Britain Alliance started its mission, to bring supporters of Israel together on a single campaigning platform, there has been one organisation that has consistently created fury amongst normally mild-mannered people. The same people can respectfully disagree on a range of issues. But...
Jul 3, 2017, 11:14 AM
Britain and Israel must be united against terror
Britain has always faced terror threats. However, such attacks have usually being punctuated with relatively long periods of calm. No doubt that is in large part down to the work of our security services that, by necessity, work in the dark places where terror attacks...
May 9, 2017, 1:09 PM
Ask your candidates to sign a Pledge for Israel
I was told a great story about the 1997 General Election. A politician was walking down a street in Lanarkshire when a constituent sternly asked him, if I vote for you will you get me a job? Not wishing to dash the hopes of the...
Feb 23, 2017, 1:34 PM
A perverse event that helps Palestinians to avoid peace
Over the next few weeks the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) will launch ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ focused on university campuses across the country. Before these events start, the Israel Britain Alliance (IBA) will expose the real story. I remember apartheid. My family took delivery...
May 24, 2016, 1:33 PM
Lose your apathy and join the fight against ignorance
Since the start of February, I’ve been charting a course for the new kid on the Israel advocacy block in our country, the Israel Britain Alliance (IBA). We celebrate everything Israel. Its vibrant democracy, its values and its innovation, much of which would be lost...
Michael McCann is a former Labour MP and is now Director, Israel Britain Alliance