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URGENT ACTION required on two Early Day Motions

July 2, 2012

Monday, July 9. 2007

Two Early Day Motions have just been put down in parliament – please urgently write or phone your MP to sign up to both of these.

Richard Burden has tabled EDM 1841:


That this House welcomes the release unharmed of Alan Johnston from captivity in Gaza; pays tribute to his integrity and courage, to the dignity shown by his parents throughout their ordeal, to Alan’s friends and colleagues at the BBC for pursuing every avenue they could to secure Alan’s release, to Foreign Office staff for their efforts, to the hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who have expressed their support for Alan and to the Palestinians themselves; notes particularly that Alan Johnston himself has acknowledged the pivotal role played by Hamas in condemning the kidnapping and securing his release; believes that this shows why the international community’s support for Mahmoud Abbas as the legitimate President of Palestine should not preclude contact with Hamas, why the Quartet should support the reconciliation between different Palestinian parties that will be crucial to a successful peace process between Israel and Palestine and why this is further evidence that peace results from discussions between enemies as well as friends.

Jeremy Corbyn has tabled EDM 1813:


That this House notes that Mordechai Vanunu completed 18 years in prison in Israel in 2004 following his revelations about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme; further notes that since 2004 he has been subject to severe restrictions, including a ban on international travel; is astonished that he has been sentenced to a new term of six months in prison for speaking to foreign nationals; and calls upon the Government to ask the Israeli government to lift all restrictions on Mordechai Vanunu and allow him the freedom to travel.

To find out if your MP has signed up to either of these already:

Friends of Al Aqsa is a voluntary organisation concerned with the defence of
Al Aqsa Haram Sharif and the protection of Palestinian Human Rights.
P.O. Box 5127, Leicester. LE2 0WU. England.
Tel 077 11 823 524
Fax ++ 44 [116] 253 7575


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