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HL: Palestinian situation

last thursday evening (7th june), 5.30-8.30pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 7/6/2018 includes …

“That this House takes note of the situation in the Palestinian Territories

speeches by Lord
or Lady …
Steel (LD)
Lothian (C)
Hain (Lab)
Sheehan (LD)
Hilton (XB)
Chester (Bishop)
Luce (XB)
Cope (C)
Anderson (Lab)
Palmer (LD)
Ahmed (Lab)
Dykes (XB)
Polak (C)
Turnberg (Lab)
Hannay (XB)
Morrris (C)
Ludford (LD)
Lea (Lab)
Warner (XB)
Uddin (Lab)
Sandwich (XB)
Shinkwin (C)
Judd (Lab)
Singh (XB)
Tonge (LD)
Grocott (Lab)
Janke (LD)
Meacher (XB)
Leigh (C)
Northover (C)
Collins (Lab)
Ahmad (C)
and intervention by …
Hunt (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2018-06-07/debates/C5858EA0-D1CF-48CF-A7AB-B04D4316EC7A/PalestinianTerritories)
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b624qg/house-of-lords-palestinian-territories)

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Today: Labour anti-semitism peerage

this morning (saturday 19th), 7.53-7.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

Martha Osamor wrote a letter defending each and every one of the high-profile cases of people suggested for suspension or exclusion from the Labour Party for anti-semitism, including Ken Livingstone. So why nominate her for the House of Lords?”

including interview with …
john mcdonnell mp
(see also https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/corbyn-tip-for-peerage-martha-osamor-signed-letter-defending-labour-activists-suspended-over-antisemitism-allegations-1.464403)
(more…)

HL: Middle East debate

last wednesday morning (5th july), 1.33-5.10am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 04/07/2017 includes …

“debate on the Lords International Affairs Committee’s report on the Middle East

speeches …
15:24:36
Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative)
15:36:51
Lord Stone of Blackheath (Labour)
15:43:47
Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrat)
15:53:31
Baroness Coussins (Crossbench)
16:01:47
The Lord Bishop of Chester (Bishops)
16:08:59
Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench)
16:17:23
Baroness Helic (Conservative)
16:22:49
Lord Turnberg (Labour)
16:29:44
Lord Alderdice (Liberal Democrat)
16:38:37
Lord Luce (Crossbench)
16:49:35
Lord Polak (Conservative)
16:58:51
Baroness Cox (Crossbench)
17:10:19
Lord Judd (Labour)
17:23:33
Viscount Waverley (Crossbench)
17:32:29
Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat)
17:42:10
Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench)
17:54:28
Lord Grocott (Labour)
18:04:46
Baroness Deech (Crossbench)
18:13:55
Baroness Smith of Newnham (Liberal Democrat)
18:24:56
Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour)
18:39:03
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
19:01:50
Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative)

(see the israel/palestine section of the report at paras 250 to 270 of https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldintrel/159/15909.htm#_idTextAnchor117 )
(see oral evidence at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/International-Relations-Committee/Middle%20East/Final-Evidence-Volume.pdf)

(if you missed it, available from 0:46:50 to 4:25:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xhbfv/house-of-lords-05072017 or from 15:24:32 to 19:03:00 at http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/310fbb79-edfa-4bde-894a-d1178891b739)

HL: Balfour Declaration 04/07/2017

last wednesday afternoon (5th july), 7.32-8.30pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 05/07/2017 includes …

“what plans they have to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in November”

speeches for
Turnberg (Lab)
Bishop of Chester
Polak (Con)
Kestenbaum (Lab)
Palmer of Childs Hill (LD)
Deech (CB)
Shinkwin (Con)
Mendelsohn (Lab)
Taylor of Warwick (Non-Afl)
Redfern (Con)
Ramsay of Cartvale (Lab)
Sacks (CB)
Clarke of Hampstead (Lab)
Beith (LD)
Bew (CB)
Altmann (Con)
Haskel (Lab)
Grade of Yarmouth (Con)
Roberts of Llandudno (LD)
McInnes of Kilwinning (Con)
Beecham (Lab)
Northover (LD)
Collins of Highbury (Lab)
Goldie (Con)
speeches against
Sheehan (LD)
Warner (CB)
Hussein-Ece (LD)
Tonge (Non-Afl)
Judd (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2017-07-05/debates/DCF775D5-FC7A-497A-A713-EE1746890C7E/BalfourDeclarationCentenary)
(if you missed it, available from 0:02:03 to 1:00:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xhd38/house-of-lords-05072017#playt=2m3s)

HLQ: Balfour Declaration

last tuesday morning (4th april), 9.38-9.46am, on bbc parliament tv
lords questions includes …

“What plans [do the Government] have to commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration?”
speeches by lord or baroness …
warner(xb)
collins (lab)
leigh (c)
bishop of worcester
northover (ld)
waverley (xb)
replies by …
anelay

(Baroness Anelay, Minister of State, FCO) “My Lords, we will mark the centenary of Balfour with pride. The Prime Minister has extended a guest of Government invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit the UK on the centenary. We are proud of our role in the creation of Israel. However, we recognise that the declaration should have called for the protection of political rights of non-Jewish communities in Palestine, particularly their right to self-determination. This is why we support a two-state solution.

… The Balfour Declaration was an historic statement and one for which the United Kingdom has no intention to apologise.
… we are in active discussions with like-minded partners to support the [United Nations Human Rights] council in addressing the fact that there appears to be a disproportionate focus on Israel in the council, which we believe hardens positions on both sides.
… it is necessary to ensure that they do not proceed with such settlements.”

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2017-04-03/debates/632A5268-21B5-4F91-884A-B339C52A0109/BalfourDeclaration) (more…)

HLQ: ambulance transfers

tuesday 28th march, 10.33-10.41pm, on bbc parliament tv
lords questions includes …

“What assessment have [the Government] made of the impact of back to back transfers between ambulances at checkpoints on the health of Palestinians seeking to access emergency care in East Jerusalem hospitals?”
speeches by lord or baroness …
sheehan (ld)
polak(c)
deech (xb)
anderson (lab)
bishop of winchester
collins (lab)
wallace (ld)
replies by …
bates

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2017-03-28/debates/48FE749D-0871-4FFD-A320-08D849CE43EA/EastJerusalemAccessToEmergencyCare) (more…)

HL QSD: peace process

last friday morning (14th october), 6.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords, 13/10/2016 includes …

Question for short debate: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
speeches by lord or baroness …
dykes (ld)
trimble (c)
desai (lab)
waverley (xb)
leigh (c)
mitchell (lab)
sacks (xb)
suri (c)
deech (xb)
tonge (ind ld)
stone (lab)
hylton (xb)
shinkwin (c)
turnberg (lab)
grade (c)
ludford (ld)
front bench reply by …
collins (lab)
anelay (c)

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