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The real Israel lobby

Very different from the November 2009 TV broadcast that claimed to “Investigates one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the

The program also claimed, "Despite wielding great influence among the highest realms of British politics and media, little is known about the individuals and groups which collectively are known as the pro-Israel lobby."

Really? - - Did they mean us?

Wildolive would suggest that there are plenty of people seeking to make known the truth about Israel, in the face of a flood of anti-Israel rhetoric coming from highly influential bodies and individuals, but we are mostly small, volunteer funded groups. Here is a guide to the non Jewish advocacy operations. For the purposes of this study, only Britain is considered.

This is a start

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem - UK branch

I.C.E.J. was set up to stand with Israel after all the nations withdrew their embassies.  It is non-missionary but acts to show love to Jewish people in need.  

Gives guidance on  standing with Israel.      www.icej.org

Christian Friends of Israel - UK branch

Christian Friends of Israel - UK -   encouraging informed prayer support for God's people Israel and his purposes in the land, as well as offering a range of resources and events.

www.cfi.org.uk

Christians United for Israel - UK branch

CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States with over one million members and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. www.cufi.org

BICOM

 Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, is an independent organisation devoted to creating a better understanding of Israel in the UK.    www.bicom.org.uk

 

In Christian Denominations - small groups going against the flow

Anglican Friends of Israel

Anglican Friends of Israel If you too thought the whole Anglican church was against Israel, you will be refreshed by a visit to www.anglicanfriendsofisrael.com .

Baptists4israel

Methodist Friends of Israel

Political parties - small groups going against the flow

Conservative Friends of Israel

Labour Friends of Israel

Liberal Democrat friends of Israel

Wildolive perspective on these groups is that they tend to view their friendship as a platform from which to criticise Israel and tell Israel it should accept their political solution - the two state solution.

 

Web site BBC Watch Monitoring BBC coverage of Israel and pressing for fair coverage.

CiF Watch - Monitoring and exposing anti-Semitism on the Guardian newspaper's "Comment is Free" blog. http://cifwatch.com

UK branch of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put over the official government view.        www.mfa.gov.il/mfa

 

Into Europe

European Coalition for Israel is a unique grassroots movement, which is seeking to promote better relations between Europe and Israel through advocacy and education.

European Friends of Israel

EFI brings together every parliamentary national-Israel friendship group from the EU’s 27 member-states within the European Parliament. www.efi-eu.org

 

Published (incomplete) 27/05/16

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