Welcome to the North West Friends of Israel, an organisation set up in the Summer of 2014 to advocate for Israel, fight Anti-Semitism and counter the outlandish claims of the BDS.

NWFOI was set up by a group of individuals who counter-acted the BDS and anti-semites who targeted Kedem, a Jewish owned shop in Manchester that became the target of anti-Israel propaganda during the Protective Edge conflict between Israel and the proscribed terrorist organisation Hamas.

In the short time since it’s introduction, NWFOI has organised a number of events including a rally against anti-Semitism attended by over 2,500 people (and watched online live by a further 1,500), along with our partner organisation we organised the first IsrACTION Day – encouraging people to purchase Israeli produce at supermarkets targeted by the BDS and donate to the homeless, the donated food was brought to a Chanukah candle lighting service attended by over 600 people who enjoyed hotdogs, latkes and donuts. Over £10,000 of food was donated in Manchester alone whilst thousands of pounds of food was donated nationally to local food banks.

North West Friend’s of Israel has also hosted a question and answer session with John Mann and Ivan Lewis and a vigil for the victims of the French terror attacks attended by the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Mayor of Bury.

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