5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Westminister (Hogg Lecture Theatre)
35 Marylebone Road
- University of Westminster, Hogg Lecture Theatre, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LSFB: https://www.facebook.com/events/299893600204256/
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Organised by the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS UK) and the University of Westminster – Palestinian Solidarity Society
Parliament took the historic step on October 13th of voting unilaterally to back the recognition of Palestinian statehood. Voting by 274 to 12, a majority of 262, MPs on all sides urged the Government to “recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” as part of a “contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”.
Significantly Labour whipped its MPs to vote in favour of the resolution, raising the prospect that the party would defy Israel’s wishes and recognise Palestine as a state – should it come to power at the next election. But even previously staunch supporters of Israel within the Conservative Party chose not to oppose the motion, which was brought by the backbench Labour MP Grahame Morris.
- Martin Linton, a British Labour Party politician, who was Member of Parliament for Battersea from 1997 to 2010
- Sara Apps, Campaigns Officer at Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- Other Palestinian and British diplomats
They will discuss, analyse and debate both the pros and cons of the recent non-binding vote and how international public opinion has evidently drifted from Israeli sights, which marks a significant change in the political landscape, following the failure of successive peace negotiations and the bitter Israeli offensive in Gaza over the summer.
Purchase a raffle ticket at the door with the chance to win free entry to Mohammad Assafs’ concert in London on November 28th – www.facebook.com/events/770316776342702/
Note: Free entry – All externals welcome
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