Jerusalem statement from Chair of PSC

There can be no excuse for the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue on 18 November. There can be no excuse for the killing of any civilians, including the daily killings and other forms of violence against Palestinians which are too often ignored, dismissed or rendered invisible by the ongoing occupation and oppression of Palestinian…

Parliament update 24/11/14

THURSDAY  27  NOVEMBER  2014 Baroness Tonge: What discussions have HMG held with Israel concerning its intention to raise the maximum penalty for stone throwing to 20 years imprisonment? http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/141127w0001.htm#14112778000315 Baroness Deech: What is HMG’s assessment of reports of incitement to violence in PA school textbooks and media? The Marquess of Lothian: Do HMG intend to encourage Israel to contribute to…

Update: ask your MP to act now for Jerusalem

  Palestinians facing upsurge in Israeli repression As we have reported over the last few weeks, tensions have been incredibly high in Jerusalem. As David Hearst puts it, ‘The red line in this battle is al-Aqsa in particular and Jerusalem in general. There is no question in the minds of the Palestinians of East Jerusalem…

Parliament update: 10 November 2014

FRIDAY 21  NOVEMBER  2014 Baroness Tonge: What representations have HMG made to the government of Israel concerning the alleged hanging of a Palestinian bus driver by settlers in Jerusalem on 17 November? Baroness Tonge: What representations have HMG made to the government of Israel concerning reports of its firing on agricultural land and fishing boats during October? Nos 1-2 Lords Written…

Parliament update: 17 November 2014

WEDNESDAY  19  NOVEMBER  2014 PMQs: – David Cameron: [responding to Graham Jones’ written request to list his official engagements for the day] “I am sure the whole House will join me in condemning the senseless attack in a synagogue in West Jerusalem this week, in which five people were killed. One of the victims was a dual Israeli-UK citizen,…

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Response from FCO

Subject: Your Emails 14 November 2014 Dear  Thank you for your email to MP, copied to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, about Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  I have been asked to reply. The Government has repeatedly expressed concerns about the appropriate use of force, including the use of live ammunition, by the Israel…

Update: East Jerusalem action

   Palestinians facing upsurge in Israeli repression The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism Israel’s attacks on Palestinians are continuing, as tensions increase in Jerusalem and beyond. Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, has announced the reintroduction of punitive house demolitions, an inflammatory and…

Parliament update 3 November

FRIDAY  7  NOVEMBER  2014 Frank Roy: When did the Foreign Secretary last discuss with his Israeli counterpart the planned building of 1,000 new houses in Jerusalem? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-11-03/213120 Commons Written Answers   Frank Roy: How much money was pledged by the UK Government at the recent International Donor Conference for Gaza held in Egypt? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-11-03/213121 Commons Written Answers   END…