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BBC World At One And Jerusalem

EDM number 500 in 2000-01, proposed by John Austin on 28/03/2001.

That this House notes that on Tuesday 27th March, in the World at One programme, the BBC referred to Jerusalem as 'Israel's capital'; further notes that apart from Costa Rica and El Salvador the remainder of the international community sees Israel as being in occupation of East Jerusalem and having only de facto control over West Jerusalem; reminds the BBC that the holy city is supposedly one of the subjects to be negotiated as part of the Middle East Peace Process and that in international law it is clear that Israel does not have sovereign claim to the city; believes that as a public service broadcaster the BBC should echo the near unanimous position of the international community and not that of the Israeli government; and believes that the solution to the issue of the status of Jerusalem should be one that takes into account all the national and religious claims and not just those of Israel.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

John Austin28/03/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
John Gunnell29/03/2001Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Norman Godman29/03/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones29/03/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Bob Russell29/03/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed30/03/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway02/04/2001Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/04/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook02/04/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty02/04/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara02/04/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Phyllis Starkey02/04/2001Milton Keynes South WestLabourSigned
Ernie Ross02/04/2001Dundee WestLabourSigned
Robert Wareing03/04/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge03/04/2001Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard03/04/2001WalthamstowLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin03/04/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings03/04/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Bill Michie03/04/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Bob Laxton03/04/2001Derby NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon03/04/2001Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/04/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jon Trickett04/04/2001HemsworthLabourSigned
Harold Best04/04/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/04/2001GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/04/2001Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara04/04/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Alice Mahon04/04/2001HalifaxLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd04/04/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Lepper04/04/2001Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones04/04/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley05/04/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Eric Clarke05/04/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/04/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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