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Support For Human Rights Organisations In Israel And Palestine

EDM number 1377 in 2015-16, proposed by Philippa Whitford on 13/04/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, International development and Middle East.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Philippa Whitford13/04/2016Central AyrshireScottish National PartyProposed
Mark Durkan13/04/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Tommy Sheppard13/04/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry13/04/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law13/04/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
George Kerevan13/04/2016East LothianScottish National PartySeconded
Richard Arkless13/04/2016Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day13/04/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan14/04/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn14/04/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Chris Stephens14/04/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards18/04/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Peter Bottomley18/04/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Phil Boswell18/04/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner18/04/2016BolsoverLabourSigned
Owen Thompson19/04/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie19/04/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts19/04/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Williams19/04/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas19/04/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jim Cunningham19/04/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/04/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan21/04/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Clive Betts25/04/2016Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi25/04/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/04/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McNally25/04/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin11/05/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned

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