Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Press Release

On Wednesday January 20th the Zionist Federation together with Christian Friends of Israel will be holding a Lobby Day in Parliament to speak up for Israel. Around 200 participants from all over the UK will be attending the event and raising their concerns directly to their constituency MP, thereby exercising their fundamental political rights. At the heart of the Lobby are two issues: Firstly, the principle of universal jurisdiction, which has been putting Israeli officials such as Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni under threat of arrest, and secondly, the worrying Iranian nuclear programme and its threat not just to Israel, but to the rest of the international community.

“In the run up to the election it is more important than ever to make our voice heard on issues we feel strongly about”, says Alan Aziz, ZF’s Director. ”It is crucial for ZF and CFI members to remember that they have the right to discuss matters that concern them with their elected MPs”. The event will include a training session in the morning about how best to approach one’s MP, and briefings in the afternoon by a number of prominent MPs.

For details contact Gili at the ZF on 020 8202 0202, 07588201848 or at gili@zfuk.org.