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Time to lobby your Euro candidates on Palestine
On 22nd May you will get the chance to decide which political Party to support for the European Elections. We would encourage you to find out what the candidates views are on Palestinian human rights before casting your ballot. It is worth noting that those at the top of the list are most likely to be elected.
This week US Secretary of State, John Kerry. said Israel was at risk of becoming an Apartheid State – a remark he said he ‘regretted’ after coming under pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.
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Desmond Tutu was asked about his remarks and said:
I go and I visit the Holy Land and I see things that are a mirror image of the sort of things I experienced under the apartheid. How can you stop me from the right to describe as I feel? You go anywhere in the world and if I see things that mirror the kind of experience that I know first hand I think it’s a cheek in a way for someone else to tell you ‘no you are wrong in feeling as you feel about what you have seen.”
Meanwhile, on the day the Kerry talks are due to expire, the PLO negotiations unit revealed Israel’s violations during their 9 months duration.
61 Palestinians have been killed
1054 have been injured
3674 have been arrested
There have been 675 settler attacks and 999 attacks on Palestinian property
508 Palestinian properties have been demolished
14,000 settler housing units have been advanced to accommodate 55,000 illegal settlers
An entire Palestinian community (home to 120) was erased
No sanctions were taken against Israel during that time.
After Kerry: what next for Palestine?
A Question and Answer discussion
6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday, 7th May,
Committee Room 5, House of Commons, London
Please join the Palestinian Ambassador, Prof Manuel Hassassian; Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Hugh Lanning, and host, Grahame Morris MP, for a special discussion to reflect on the end of the John Kerry-led negotiations, and what the next steps should be to secure Palestinian human rights.
Attendance will be on a first come first served basis
UK Government cover up for Tzipi Livni
and her crimes
Hands up Livni! Photo attribution: tzipilivni2009
Last time Tzipi Livni visited the UK, in Autumn 2011, it is believed she received ‘special mission status’ from the UK Government, which is a stay out of jail free card, granting immunity from prosecution or arrest to those wanted for war crimes. It is thought that six people have been granted ‘special mission status’ by the government since March 2013, at least two of them from Israel.
But such is the wish to save face that the Government has this week announced, in answer to a question from Shadow Justice Minister, Andy Slaughter MP, that it is unwilling to give any information about those individuals granted or refused special mission status – or even to say what countries they are from.
Livni is due to visit the UK again on Thursday 15th May – to speak at a Jewish National Fund event in London. To add insult to injury, this event is being held on Nakba Day – the day Palestinians commemorate the ethnic cleansing they have experienced since 1948. Given the UK Government’s complicity with Livni’s crimes it is vital that we demonstrate what the British people really feel about her record of war crimes.
Join us on Nakba Day in the evening to protest against her visit. Sign up on our website:
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