On 8th June, Britain will go to the polls for the 2017 General Election.
CUFI believes that the next four to five years will be pivotal in terms of Britain’s support for Israel. The UK has been one of Israel’s staunchest allies since its rebirth in 1948, but over the last number of years Parliament has been a place where a false, anti-Israel narrative has been incubated. In this General Election we want to change this narrative.
In partnership with Israel Britain Alliance, we are calling upon all eligible voters to ask their General Election constituency candidates to support ‘A Pledge for Israel’.
Why this pledge is important?
Firstly, it raises Israel as an ‘election issue’. If Britain’s support for Israel will be relevant in the next Parliament, then it is a relevant issue at this election.
Secondly, we hope this pledge will help you make an informed decision. Many issues will contribute to each person’s final determination on individual candidates, but at CUFI we are praying that there will be a ‘swing’ towards support for Israel within the House of Commons. Regardless of party, we certainly do not want candidates to be elected that are anti-Israel.
Finally, the Pledge for Israel will hold candidates accountable if they are elected. This will place us in a stronger position in approaching MPs in the future.
It only takes a few minutes to contact your candidates through one simple process. Please click the link below to send our automated email now.
Please let us know when you receive a response by emailing [email protected]
- To oppose the extremists who challenge Israel’s right to exist.
- To support the right of people in the United Kingdom to enjoy Israeli culture and promote business, educational, religious and other connections with the Jewish State without fear of discrimination, boycotts, harassment and/or intimidation.
- To support those who genuinely seek to promote and establish a permanent, just and comprehensive peace between Israel and its neighbours.
- To celebrate the fact that Israel is a free society and parliamentary democracy that extends to all its citizens the right to practice their religion and have access to religious sites in Jerusalem.
- To support the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
- To encourage HM Government to promote trade with Israel that will increase investment and jobs for people in both countries.
Contacting your candidates in three easy steps:
- Add you name, surname and email address on the first page. You can also add extra family members, with their permission.
- On the next page, add your postcode and the system will find the addresses associated with that postcode. Click on your address and the system will automatically find all the candidates who are standing for election in your constituency. Do not try completing the fields before entering your postcode and clicking Search as it will not work.
- Press submit and you’ll send an email asking all candidates to make a Pledge for Israel.
When you receive a response, please inform us at [email protected]
(Please note that every candidate may not necessarily appear. This may happen for two reasons; firstly, it is not compulsory for candidates to provide email addresses and secondly the data is being collected manually and will be updated accordingly)