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RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 665: tabled on 06 December 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 79 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with dismay that Donald Trump, President of the USA, has declared that the US has formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the US Embassy in Israel will relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; further notes that no other country currently has an embassy in Jerusalem, and the international community, including the US until now, does not recognise Israel's jurisdiction over and ownership of the Eastern part of that city; acknowledges Jerusalem's status as an extremely sensitive aspect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which it considers will be antagonised by this move; further acknowledges that the final status of Jerusalem is to be determined by negotiation; notes that East Jerusalem is intended to be the capital of a future Palestinian state, but that East Jerusalem is currently occupied by Israel; considers that this decision was taken against the advice of a wide range of world leaders and breaks with years of precedent; further considers that the announcement itself may lead to unrest in the Middle East and that the longer term consequences are unpredictable; condemns in the strongest possible terms what it considers to be a rash, unnecessary and deliberately inflammatory act, and one which destroys the US's credibility as an honest broker in the Middle East Peace Process; and calls on world leaders to put pressure on the President to reverse this ill-advised decision.

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.

Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Gower
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 December 2017
Livingston
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Sheffield South East
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 December 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2017
Birmingham, Northfield
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2017
Cynon Valley
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2017
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2017
Swansea West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2018
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Newport West
Frith, James
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Bury North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2018
Glasgow North
Grant, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2017
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Keighley
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Preston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 December 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2017
Bath
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Blackburn
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2017
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Knowsley
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2017
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2017
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2017
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Wrexham
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2018
Wirral South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2017
Glasgow North West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Easington
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2017
Edinburgh South
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2017
Argyll and Bute
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 13 December 2017
Sheffield, Hallam
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2017
Ynys Môn
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Birmingham, Yardley
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
North West Durham
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2017
Warrington South
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Cardiff Central
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Harrow West
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2017
Colne Valley
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2017
Warwick and Leamington
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 December 2017
Arfon
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Perth and North Perthshire
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2018
Hazel Grove
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2017
Cambridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL (Amendment 1)
at end insert, '; thoroughly condemns any calls for days of rage or violence in response to President Trump's decision; and calls on the Government to redouble its efforts to restart a meaningful peace process and to support projects that promote peaceful coexistence and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, which remains the only path to peace and a two-state solution.'.
Labour, Ilford North
8
signatures
EDM 665A1: tabled on 7 December 2017