Jeremy Corbyn – now standing as Leader of the Labour Party – responded to PSC’s survey of candidates in the run up to the General Election, May 2015.

These are the questions the candidates were asked to respond to:

  1. I urge the UK Government to uphold the principles of equality, human rights and international law in all its relations and dealings with Israel. Yes/no
  2. I consider the construction of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to be illegal and unjustifiable.Yes/no
  3. Do you agree that one of the first acts of the next UK Government should be the recognition of Palestine?
    Yes/no/don’t know
  4. Do you agree that the blockade on Gaza should be lifted immediately?
    Yes/no/don’t know
  5. Do you agree that we should stop trade with Israel’s settlements on Palestinian land, and stop settlement goods being sold in Britain?
    Yes/no/don’t know
  6. Do you agree that the EU Israel Association Agreement should be suspended until Israel meets its human rights obligations?
    Yes/no/don’t know
  7. Do you agree that the government should stop supplying arms to Israel until it complies with international law?
    Yes/no/don’t know

Here are Jeremy’s responses:

  • They agree the UK Government should uphold the principles of equality, human rights and international law in all its relations and dealings with Israel.

 

  • They agree that the construction of Israeli settlements construction of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is illegal and unjustifiable.

 

  • They agree that one of the first acts of the next UK Government should be the recognition of Palestine.

 

  • They agree that the blockade of Gaza should be lifted immediately.

 

  • They agree that we should stop trade with Israel’s settlements on Palestinian land and stop settlement goods being sold in Britain.

 

  • They agree that the EU Israel Association should be suspended until Israel meets its human rights obligations.

 

  • They agree that the UK Government should stop supplying arms to Israel until it complies with international law.