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ISRAEL'S NATION STATE LAW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1556: tabled on 24 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the Nation State Law passed in the Israeli Knesset by just 62 votes to 55; further notes this law enshrines the concept that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people as a basic law and alters the application of the Basic Law on Human Dignity and Liberty in court rulings, and permits judges to give priority to Israel's Jewish character in their rulings; notes in addition that Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the Palestinian Authority must acknowledge aspects of the law as a condition for a future peace agreement, putting the two state solution at risk; declares that democracies by their character treat all their citizens equally before the law and are committed to the pluralism of peoples and that this law abandons those basic tenets; and therefore calls on the Government to urge the Israeli Government to repeal the Nation State Law and to enshrine equal status to all its citizens.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 September 2018
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Birmingham, Northfield
Byrne, Liam
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2018
Brentford and Isleworth
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2018
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2018
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2018
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2018
Coventry South
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Canterbury
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2018
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2018
North East Fife
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Stretford and Urmston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 October 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 5 September 2018
Luton North
Johnson, Diana
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2018
Kingston upon Hull North
Killen, Ged
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Aberavon
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 September 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Wrexham
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2018
Feltham and Heston
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Cardiff North
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2018
Easington
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2018
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.