Friday, June 7, 2013


Over 70 young professionals attended the first ever Israel Connect Lobby of Parliament, held in partnership with Christian Friends of Israel (CFI). Those attending heard from 6 MPs including the new chair of Labour Friends of Israel, Anne McGuire, and the Deputy Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Alon-Roth Snir, about their support for Israel. Those attending were also expertly informed about what they can do to support Israel in the UK through lobbying their MP.

Alan Aziz, Director of the ZF said “Alongside our partners at CFI we will continue to reach out to young professionals so that they can speak up for Israel. At a time when Israel needs our support more than ever, those who attended this event to speak up for Israel in Parliament made a real difference. We will continue to ensure that Israel’s voice is heard in Parliament”.

Robin Benson, Head of Communications at CFI and Jacob Vince the Director of CFI stated “Once again Christian Friends of Israel (UK) was privileged and honoured to work alongside the ZF and Israel Connect in supporting the first young adults lobby of Parliament. At this critical time in the history of Israel and the Jewish people it was heartening to have over 70 people coming together in this way”.

John Connolly who attended the event said “It was wonderful to see such cross-party support for Israel. Young friends of Israel, who often have to deal with hostility on campus, should be heartened to see the level of backing we have. I thank the ZF and CFI for bringing young people of all shades of opinion together in supporting Israel".

Photos attached from the event. More pictures available upon request by emailing High resolution photos also available.

The ZF through its young professionals branch Israel Connect will continue to bring young people closer to Israel in the UK.