Israel: Hand in Hand Schools

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:20 am on 19th April 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Clarke of Hampstead Lord Clarke of Hampstead Labour 11:20 am, 19th April 2007

My Lords, is my noble friend aware of other initiatives, such as those of the Trade Union Friends of Israel and the Trades Union Congress? Both organisations have sent delegations to the occupied area of Palestine and to Israel, and their fundamental message is to bring people together. If children, through the wonderful idea of Hand in Hand, are to get the benefit, their parents should be able to talk about the co-operation between the communities that exists through the trade union movement. I cite the constant trade union involvement in Northern Ireland through those difficult years, where the unions' objective was a better economic and social life for all people.