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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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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…)

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)

(more…)

HLQ: university anti-semitism

monday 27th june, 9.35-9.43pm, on bbc parliament tv
lords questions commences with …

“What steps they are taking to counter anti-Semitism on university campuses in the United Kingdom?”
speeches by lord or baroness …
leigh (c)
anderson (lab)
singh (xb)
bishop of chelmsford
woolf (xb)
reply by …
baroness evans

(transcript at http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2016-06-27b.1349.2&s=speaker%3A2…) (more…)

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