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Israel's Nation State Law

EDM number 1556 in 2017-19, proposed by Alex Sobel on 24/07/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Middle East.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
24/07/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Wes Streeting24/07/2018Ilford NorthLabourSeconded
04/09/2018IpswichLabourSeconded
Daniel Zeichner04/09/2018CambridgeLabourSeconded
04/09/2018Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSeconded
Margaret Hodge04/09/2018BarkingLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins05/09/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris05/09/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham05/09/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil06/09/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George06/09/2018Signed
Stephen Kinnock10/09/2018AberavonLabourSigned
Ian Lucas10/09/2018WrexhamLabourSigned
Alan Brown10/09/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
10/09/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
10/09/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Peter Bottomley10/09/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Liam Byrne10/09/2018Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Jo Stevens10/09/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Richard Burden10/09/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
10/09/2018Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Kate Green10/09/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Diana Johnson11/09/2018Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas12/09/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ruth Cadbury13/09/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Seema Malhotra13/09/2018Feltham and HestonLabourSigned

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