Sarah Kirton-Darling, has responded to the MEP candidates read her responses below:
Do you oppose Israel’s violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and do you support Palestinians’ right to self-determination?
Will you oppose any upgrade of European agreements with Israel until Israel abides by the human rights clause in the EU Israel Association Agreement?
Will you support mandatory EU wide labelling of agricultural goods and wine from Israel’s settlements?
Will you support a campaign to exclude all goods entering the EU from Israel’s settlements beyond the Green Line (until a peace deal is agreed)?
In principle but here I would like to consider this more closely, and would welcome any materials prepared.
What else would you try to do to try to achieve justice for the Palestinians?
I think there is much to be done to support civil society organisations both in Israel and Palestine, and therefore greater scrutiny of legislation limiting NGOs is a particular concern of mine. I am pretty open to suggestions from across civil society on this.
In addition, military/defence cooperation in the implementation of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme is of concern to me.
Happy to discuss this further in the future.
All the best