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Extracts from July 2017 House of Commons debate on Israel-Palestine

Minister drops recognition pledge Dr Matthew Offord (Hendon) (Con): Does the Minister agree that any recognition of a Palestinian state before direct peace talks between the two states, Israel and Palestine, would not only be counterproductive but would damage a long-term two-state solution? Alistair Burt: It is not the UK Government’s intention to recognise a […]
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Palestinian scholar Raed Debiy tours the UK

Travel2Palestine were proud to support Raed Debiy who visited the UK as the 2nd Sha’ath scholar from Palestine – here to learn about politics in the UK and teach about the situation in Palestine.

Raed’s visit to the UK – in pictures

Labour2Palestine are really proud to have worked with Fateh UK to have enabled Raed Debiy to visit the UK for three months, to learn about UK politics and to teach us about Palestine. Raed is a leading member of Fateh Youth in Palestine and Vice President of the International Socialist Youth movement.

Protected: Briefing for Labour Delegation to Jerusalem October 2015

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Yesterday in Parliament on Labour2Palestine

Yesterday in Parliament Labour MP Jim McGovern raised his Parliamentary researcher’s visit to Palestine. He said “A member of my staff, Lee Butcher, recently visited Palestine. He was shocked and stunned to see how Palestinians are treated by the Israelis, for example having no water for weeks on end. What can the Government do to help those Palestinians […]
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Oh what a night!

Our benefit gig at the 100 Club was a tremendous success and a magical evening. We raised over £2,000 to help fund future visits. Thanks to past delegates Elizabeth & Paul and Jeff from the 100 Club without whom the event would never have happened. Thanks to everyone else who helped us put this together. […]
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How did a dog lead us to the 100 Club?

Elizabeth Dudley was walking to work one morning when a bull terrier bit her leg. She had to be taken to hospital and have stitches. She rejected the doctor’s advice to rest for a week because she was coming on a Labour2Palestine delegation to the West Bank two days later and was determined not to […]
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Day 4 – from the UN to Uri (via Bethlehem & Jerusalem)

By John Austin Monday 4th February It is another early start as we board the buses to Jerusalem for a briefing from Ray Dolphin of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.   UNOCHA holds that most of the separation wall is illegal. Ray Dolphin confirms that the International Court of Justice ruled that […]
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Herbs and ceramics in an apartheid city

A guest post by John Austin  Early Palestinian breakfast – flat bread with olive oil, za’atar, olives, labneh, fresh cucumber, capsicums, tomatoes, cheese and hard-boiled eggs – a good start to the day! On the bus by 8am for the journey to Bethlehem.  The direct journey should take only half an hour but we were […]
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Day 2 & already a delegate down

Saturday 2nd February An early morning departure (7.30am) for Jerusalem.  As we had Israeli/Jerusalem number-plates and were all UK citizens we could have taken the easy route and stayed on the bus but we had decided to see what it was like for Palestinians and go via the Qalandia checkpoint. It is a forbidding place.  […]
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