Reading & Videos

Some suggested reading and videos, Sept. 2016

Reading and videos on Israel and Palestine

  1. LDFP’s Position Paper: see
  2. Britain in Palestine, by the Balfour Project, 2016: (this is a 20 minute film, and we should have on hand the “Companion Guide to the Film” which is very thorough and well researched, and readable, and goes into the matter in much greater depth.   It costs £13 including p&p from
  3. Israeli Apartheid, a Beginner’s Guide, by Ben White, second edition, 2014.  Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle
  4. Life in Occupied Palestine, by Anna Baltzer, published Aug 9, 2014:
  5. Israel Isn’t Fascist, but It Still Needs the World to Save It From Itself, by Shlomo Sand.
  6. Baroness Jenny Tonge’s speech in the Palestine children debate, House of Lords, July 21, 2016:
  7. So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews?  by David J Wasserstein, Jewish Chronicle,  May 24, 2012.
  8. Where does the buck stop in the South Hebron Hills? By Jonathan Coulter, February 2016.
  9. The Cowardice at the Heart of our Relationship with Israel, by Peter Oborne.  Daily Telegraph, 12 December, 2012.
  10. The Principles behind the Middle East Process, by Sir Alan Duncan, MP. Speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – Tuesday 14th October 2014.  See  The text is available on

On the Israel lobby and media bias

  1. Palestine Solidarity Campaign page on BBC media bias Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for a list of “previous news and campaign wins”.
  2. Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby.  Documentary by Peter Oborne, Channel 4 Dispatches, 2009.  While a little dated this is the most thorough analysis of the British Lobby so far.
  3. BICOM and the peace process façade, by Hilary Aked, Tom Mills, David Miller and Tom Griffin, 2013.
  4. The Israel Lobby and the European Union, by David Cronin, Sarah Marusek and David Miller (2016), report sponsored by Europal Forum and Spinwatch
  5. Shifty Antisemitism Wars, by Ben White, 22 April 2016.
  6. Anti-Semitism is everywhere, by Miko Peled, a leading Israeli dissident and son of a distinguished Israeli general 
  7. How the Israel Lobby Manufactured UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis, by Asa Winstanley.

Relevant posts in LibDem Voice (

  1. Disaster of Iraq is just one chapter of a flawed British Middle East Policy, by John Kelly, 8 July 2016
  2. Lib Dems and the Middle-East: are we prepared to address the obvious, by Jonathan Coulter, Mar 26, 2016
  3. UN tells Israel to stop taking Palestinian resources, by John Kelly, 2 Jan 2016
  4. Opinion: Why Liberal Democrats should respond positively to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign questionnaire by John Kelly, Tue 28 April 2015
  5. Christians continue to suffer on the West Bank, by John Kelly, 3 July 2015
  6. Introducing…Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine by John Kelly, 29 May 2015
  7. Opinion: It’s time to recognise Palestine as a state , by John Kelly, 24 Feb 2015
  8. Israeli government proposes law defining nation-state of Jewish people , by Paul Walter, Nov 26, 2014
  9. 28 Lib Dem MPs vote for recognition of state of Palestine, 1 against , by The Voice, Oct 14, 2014
  10. Opinion: An Open Challenge to Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, by John Kelly, 13 August 2014
  11. Opinion: Who are the terrorists? by John Kelly, Tue 29 July 2014
  12. Opinion: Hamas and the collapse of Palestine/Israel Peace Negotiations by John Kelly, 12 May 2014
  13. Opinion: Liberal Democrat support in minority and other communities , by John Kelly, 22 April 2014
  14. Opinion: Crimea/Palestine – unfavourable comparisons, by John Kelly, Apr 4, 2014