Early day motion 1556

ISRAEL'S NATION STATE LAW

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Total number of signatures: 33

Bottomley, Peter Brown, Alan Burden, Richard Byrne, Liam
Cadbury, Ruth Crausby, David Crawley, Angela Cryer, John
Cunningham, Jim Duffield, Rosie Gaffney, Hugh George, Ruth
Gethins, Stephen Green, Kate Hendry, Drew Hodge, Margaret
Hopkins, Kelvin Johnson, Diana R Killen, Gerard Kinnock, Stephen
Lucas, Caroline Lucas, Ian MacNeil, Angus Malhotra, Seema
Martin, Sandy McMorrin, Anna Morris, Grahame M Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Snell, Gareth Sobel, Alex Stevens, Jo Streeting, Wes
Zeichner, Daniel

That this House notes with concern the Nation State Law passed in the Israeli Knesset by just 62 votes to 55; further notes this law enshrines the concept that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people as a basic law and alters the application of the Basic Law on Human Dignity and Liberty in court rulings, and permits judges to give priority to Israel's Jewish character in their rulings; notes in addition that Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the Palestinian Authority must acknowledge aspects of the law as a condition for a future peace agreement, putting the two state solution at risk; declares that democracies by their character treat all their citizens equally before the law and are committed to the pluralism of peoples and that this law abandons those basic tenets; and therefore calls on the Government to urge the Israeli Government to repeal the Nation State Law and to enshrine equal status to all its citizens.