Palestine in Parliament: 23 February 2015

THURSDAY  26   FEBRUARY  2015 Barry Sheerman: What recent assessment has Foreign Secretary made of the state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-20/224686 Barry Sheerman: What recent conversations has Foreign Secretary had with his international counterparts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-20/224687   Barry Sheerman: What recent discussions has Foreign Secretary had with representatives of the Israeli government on the construction…

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A taste of apartheid, courtesy of Waitrose

‘Taste of Israel’ is a glossy, colour 32-page booklet which is being offered to shoppers at the supermarket chain, Waitrose, this month. The booklet passes off Palestinian/Arab dishes and ingredients such as za’atar, tahini and falafel as Israeli. And it contains tourist features on towns within Israel which, while mentioning their Ottoman past, ignore their…

Palestine in Parliament: Monday 9 February 2015

THURSDAY  12   FEBRUARY  2015   Sir David Amess [presenting Petition “Stance of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Hamas”]: I am honoured to present a petition that has been signed by a number of Jewish people who live in my constituency. It was handed to me by a constituent, Mr Lewis Herlitz, on behalf of Fair…

Hundreds of activists join PSC’s largest ever AGM

The largest ever AGM in the history of Palestine Solidarity Campaign is testimony to the growth in support for Palestine in the UK. PSC members, branch organisers, members of the exec, volunteers, activists and staff came together to debate and vote on PSCs campaigning priorities for the coming year, and listen to an inspiring range…

Parliament update: 3rd February 2015

FRIDAY  6   FEBRUARY  2015   Baroness Tonge: What representations have HMG made to the government of Israel concerning the reported imprisonment of Malak Khatib? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2015-02-02/HL4608 Lords Written Answers   Baroness Tonge: Have HMG taken legal advice as to whether the blockade of Gaza could constitute a crime against humanity? http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2015-02-02/HL4612 Lords Written Answers     WEDNESDAY  4  …

PSC update: 2 February 2015

MONDAY  2   FEBRUARY  2015 James Morris: What discussions has Foreign Secretary had with his Egyptian counterparts on the closure of the Rafah crossing? Read more> Liam Byrne: What assessment has Foreign Secretary made of the effect of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism on the humanitarian situation in Gaza? Read more> Guto Bebb: What discussions has Foreign…