Palestine in Parliament: 16-20 March

THURSDAY  19   MARCH   2015 Jim Fitzpatrick [in Business Questions]: “I do not expect the Government to comment on the outcome of elections in other countries, but will there be a statement on Premier Netanyahu’s announcement that he will not support a two-state solution? Might the Prime Minister refer to it at the European Council and then comment …

Parliament Chamber

Parliament update: Palestine features in Iraq War debate

Parliament was recalled unexpectedly for one day to vote on whether to support airstrikes in Iraq. These are the parts of the Parliamentary discussion that day that relate directly to Palestine. FRIDAY  26  SEPTEMBER  2014 1. Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL debate: – Jim Sheridan: [intervening on Ed Miliband] “My right hon. Friend is absolutely right in …

Foreign Affairs Committee questions the Foreign Secretary

Tuesday 9 September  Foreign Affairs Committee questions the Foreign Secretary on developments in UK foreign policy: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=15977 @ 1:37:45 Transcript of section concerning Palestine-Israel: Richard Ottaway: Can I move the subject on to Gaza and to Israel-Palestine, Foreign Secretary? How would you characterise the UK’s role in introducing the ceasefire? What steps did we take to …

Parliament update: 8-11 September

FRIDAY  12   SEPTEMBER   2014 1. Second reading of Private Members’ bill: International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: – Michael Moore: “Day in, day out, we see the important work that is done by NGOs, the Department for International Development and others in humanitarian crises around the world, whether in Syria, Gaza, the Philippines following last …

Parliament update: 7-11 July 2014

WEDNESDAY  9  JULY  2014 1. Lord Hylton: Will HMG make representations to Israel about military operations in the West Bank, including Areas A and B, following the kidnapping of three young Israelis; and will they raise the issues of proportionality and collective punishment in particular as they affect universities and other institutions? 2. Baroness Tonge: What contribution is made …

Parliament update: 30 June – 4 July

THURSDAY  3  JULY  2014 1. Business of the House: – Gerald Kaufman: “Will the right hon. Gentleman ask the Foreign Secretary to make an urgent statement in which he condemns the murder by Israeli terrorists of the Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped yesterday? The murder was the outcome of the hysteria that was deliberately …

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Parliament update: tributes to Mandela

THURSDAY  12  DECEMBER  2013 1. Caroline Lucas: Pursuant to the answer of 3 December, how many times have Foreign Secretary and his officials called on Israel to open up legal trade for Gaza in each of the last three years; will he make an assessment of whether the Israeli restrictions are compliant with the human rights conditions in Article 2 of …

National Lobby of Parliament

On Wednesday 27th November (from 2pm-6pm) hundreds of supporters will gather together in Parliament to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and against ethnic cleansing and racism. Make sure you are there! Ask your MP for a meeting Make sure you are free on the day – and ask your friends …