Meet the Director of “We Believe in Israel”, Luke Akehurst

Tuesday, February 1

On Tuesday, Steve Levinson interviewed Luke Akehurst on two major subjects of concern:

  • How to tackle boycotts and delegitimization of Israel and
  • What is happening as regards Israel, Jews, and Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. (updated since the change of leader from Corbyn to Starmer)

If you missed this event you can view the recording here.

Luke is qualified on many counts on these subjects. Luke is not Jewish but has been a committed Zionist all his life. He topped the poll in the 2020 ballot for the Labour Party National Executive Committee. “We believe in Israel” is a BICOM initiative, with 24,000 supporters and Luke as its director since 2011. He was previously the award-winning director of Global PR Company, Weber Shandwick.

Important periods of Luke’s life include graduating in Politics from Bristol University 1993;  He was Vice-President European Community Organisation of Socialist Youth, 1997-2001; He stood as Labour Party Candidate in Aldershot 2001 and as Labour Party Candidate for Castle Point in 2005; He was the winner of Public Affairs News UK Political Consultant of the Year in 2008. He was a member of Labour Party National Executive 2010-2012 and 2020