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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1590A2: tabled on 18 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr James Clappison on 09 July 2002. This is amendment number 2.

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Suggested amendment

after 'freedom;' insert 'regards such discrimination as downright anti-semitic while pretending simply to be opposed to Israeli government policy;'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the action of Professor Mona Baker of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in dismissing Dr Miriam Schlesinger and Professor Gideon Toury from the boards of two academic journals on the grounds of their Israeli nationality; deplores discrimination against academics of any nationality, as being inconsistent with the principle of academic freedom; and calls upon UMIST, United Kingdom university authorities and Her Majesty's Government to ensure that academic life in British universities is not disfigured by prejudice and persecution.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.