Jennifer Gerber

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Jennifer Gerber was appointed director of Labour Friends of Israel in August 2010, taking over the role from Luciana Berger, when she was elected a Labour MP.

The Jewish Chronicle reported on her appointment:

Ms Gerber said: 'As Labour develops its foreign policy in opposition, LFI has a crucial role to play in ensuring that the party's decision makers appreciate the complexity of the situation in the Middle East.
"This is a challenging time for both Israel advocacy and the Labour Party, and I look forward to working with our longstanding supporters, and building relationships with the new intake of MPs.'
She said LFI would take MPs to Israel 'so they can see the reality on the ground for themselves'.[1]

Gerber is paid by Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) 'to assist John Woodcock MP in his role as chair of the LFI'.[2]

Previously Gerber was director of the New Labour pressure group Progress and worked as a special adviser to Andy Burnham, the former Labour Health Secretary.



  1. Marcus Dysch, New Strategy for Labour Friends of Israel, Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 2012, accessed 25 October 2012
  2. Register Of Interests Of Members' Secretaries And Research Assistants - as at 7 June 2012, Parliamentary Publications & Records, 7 June 2012, accessed 25 October 2012