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SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1377: tabled on 13 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House supports Israeli and Palestinian human rights organisations and non-profits that have come under attack from all branches of the Israeli government; expresses deep concerns that officials in the Israeli government are collaborating with extremist right-wing and fascist organisations such as Im Tirzu in order to silence those who oppose the occupation of Palestine; believes that coordinated smear campaigns and intimidation are being pushed with the goal of shutting down Israeli and Palestinian non-governmental organisations (NGOs); unequivocally condemns the threats made against those effectively opposing the occupation and the attacks upon dissent and political freedom of speech; affirms that embracing a healthy civil society and human rights sector is a key aspect of a healthy democratic country; gives explicit support to Israeli NGOs B'Tselem, Breaking the Silence and Yesh Din, and Palestinian NGOs al-Haq and Addameer; and calls on the Government to engage more meaningfully with the Israeli and Palestinian human rights sector whilst pressuring the Israeli government to end its attacks on those carrying forward valuable, insightful and wholly legitimate human rights, peace and justice advocacy.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Sheffield South East
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2016
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2016
Blyth Valley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 April 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Newport West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 April 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Midlothian
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.