Welcome to Palestine 2012

Email your MP to support Palestinians' right to receive visitors, and our right to peacefully travel there

Israeli crimes continue unabated: regular attacks on Palestinians, settlement expansion, destruction and kidnappings by military squads enforcing the illegal occupation. 

Palestinians resist.  The British Government, however, joins with Israel to isolate the Palestinians while they are being dispossessed.  The UK Government, for example, refused to support the recent successful Palestinian bid to join UNESCO in the teeth of bitter US and Israeli opposition. The UK Government has also signalled it will oppose the Palestinian bid for full membership of the UN.

When our governments endorse illegal Israeli occupation, concerned citizens need to take action.  

The Welcome to Palestine 2012 Initiative asserts our right to travel to Palestine peacefully and openly to meet with representatives of Palestinian civil society organisations. Palestine is a giant Israeli-built prison, but even prisoners have right to receive visitors.

(More info: www.welcometopalestine.info)

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Welcome to Palestine Initiative 2012

"We, the undersigned, endorse the call from the Welcome to Palestine 2012 initiative for supporters of Palestinian human and national rights around the world to openly visit Palestine during Easter 2012.

"There is no way into Palestine other than through Israeli control points. Israel has turned Palestine into a giant prison, but prisoners have a right to receive visitors.

"Welcome to Palestine 2012 will again challenge Israel's policy of isolating the West Bank while the settler paramilitaries and army commit brutal crimes against a virtually defenceless Palestinian civilian population.

"We call on governments to support the right of Palestinians to receive visitors and the right of their own citizens to visit Palestine openly.

"The participants in Welcome to Palestine 2012 ask to be allowed to pass through Tel Aviv airport without hindrance and to proceed to the West Bank to take part in a project there for children to benefit from the right to education."

SIGNED:

Sam Bahour
Tony Benn
Noam Chomsky
Jonathan Cook
Hedy Epstein
Ambassador Manuel Hassassian
Ronnie Kasrils
Nurit Peled
John Pilger
Nawal Al Sadaawi
Vauro Senesi
Desmond Tutu

Signatories to Early Day Motion

(49)
The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
04 June 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
04 June 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
04 June 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
04 June 2020
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
04 June 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Burgon, Richard
Labour
04 June 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
04 June 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
05 June 2020
Osamor, Kate
Labour
05 June 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
08 June 2020
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
08 June 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
08 June 2020
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
08 June 2020
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
08 June 2020
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
09 June 2020
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
09 June 2020
Ali, Tahir
Labour
09 June 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Bryant, Chris
Labour
10 June 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
10 June 2020
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
11 June 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
11 June 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
15 June 2020
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
15 June 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
15 June 2020
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020