LFPME was recently established to provide a voice for Labour members and supporters who want to see a viable Palestinian state. While the Labour Friends of Israel has been all powerful throughout the dark Blair and Lord Levy New Labour Foreign Policy years a small minority of
Labour MP's valiantly raised the injustice and suffering of Palestinians.
The champions of Palestinian rights within the Parliamentary Labour Party who played an important role forming the LFPME were Martin Linton, Richard Burden, Phylis Starkey and Andy Slaughter to name but a few. Ironically the next election could see all those MP's lose their seats which is why it is of paramount importance that Muslims politically organise now to help support these parliamentarians who during this difficult parliament helped and supported the rights of Palestinians. Support for these MP's can be done through fundraising, campaigning leafletting etc and just requires a call to their Agents asking what help is required.
An indication of the power of LFI has been how many of their members have been placed in the Foreign Office where they display their dual loyalty to Israel. Kim Howells, Jim Murphy, Meg Munn and Dennis McShane. The most recent example was Ivan Lewis who condemned Ken Livingstone for having the temerity of talking to Khalid Mashal of Hamas. These were all Israel's point people in the Foreign Office championing the occupation.