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Israel’s unexpected friends in Parliament

There is a commonly-held belief among Israel supporters in Britain that the Houses of Parliament are a hotbed of seething anti-Zionist sentiment from which no political good can come.

A number of high-profile incidents and the regular raising of parliamentary questions and early-day motions which attack Israel have bolstered that feeling in recent years.

But less well-publicised is that a dedicated troop of MPs and Peers, from all parties, frequently put the case for the Jewish state and press the government to act more favourably to one of Britain’s leading trade, military and political allies.

While the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, … Continue Reading