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UK Embassy in Israel

EDM (Early Day Motion) 404: tabled on 22 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

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

Motion text

That this House expresses its deep concern regarding the Government's review into moving the UK Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; notes that, on 21st September 2022, the Prime Minister told her Israeli counterpart about her review of the current location of the British embassy in Israel during a meeting in New York City; maintains that Jerusalem holds a unique position under international law; reminds the Government that, when the Israeli Government passed its 1980 basic law unilaterally naming Jerusalem the united capital of Israel, the UN Security Council declared this policy a violation of international law; reminds the UK Government of UN Security Council Resolution 478 (1980), calling upon UN Member States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City; reiterates that any country which recognises exclusive Israeli jurisdiction and political legitimacy over Jerusalem without a mutually agreed peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians is in violation of Resolution 478 (1980); asserts that a comprehensive peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians is a pre-requisite for any change in the international community’s position towards Jerusalem; reminds the Government that then-President Donald Trump’s decision in 2017 to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sparked international condemnation; reasserts that if the UK is truly an arbiter for peace-building and reconciliation, it cannot consider moving the UK Embassy in Israel; and demands an urgent statement on the floor of the House on this issue.

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.

McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Glasgow North East
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2022
Bath
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Gordon
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Central Ayrshire
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 11 October 2022
North Down
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Glasgow North West
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Edinburgh East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2022
Glasgow Central
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2022
Ceredigion
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 13 October 2022
East Lothian
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2022
Glasgow South West
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2022
Rochdale
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 October 2022
Belfast South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2022
Sheffield South East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.