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[Mr. Jim Hood in the Chair] (12 Jan 2010)

Jane Kennedy: ..., but may I press him on the matter? Will the EU, and my hon. Friend in discussion with other Ministers, do more than take a view and come together to see whether solutions cannot be found to help Israel find ways to open the border crossing?

Goldstone Report (12 Jan 2010)

Jane Kennedy: ...will say that Judge Goldstone is not omnipotent and that there were flaws in his report. I support the view taken by Ministers here that his report is unjust in implying a moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. He failed adequately to recognise Israel's right to protect its citizens from murderous attacks and paid insufficient attention to Hamas's acts of terrorism. Judge Goldstone's...

Goldstone Report (12 Jan 2010)

Jane Kennedy: I will give way in a moment. There are victims on Israel's side, too. I must at this point declare an interest, regarding a visit I made to Israel with Labour Friends of Israel in September, when the Judge's report was published. During that visit I was fortunate to meet around 20 young men and women who lived in Sterodt, in the south of Israel. They had seen their classmates killed, blown up...

Goldstone Report (12 Jan 2010)

Jane Kennedy: ...profoundly with him on this. I agree with the US Assistant Secretary of State, Michael Posner, who has accused the Human Rights Council of "paying grossly disproportionate attention to one country, Israel. In the last five years the Council and its predecessor have commissioned more than 20 reports on Israel-far more than any other country in the world. Since its creation in 2006 it has...

Goldstone Report (12 Jan 2010)

Jane Kennedy: Gaza. The EU announced last January its willingness to reactivate its border assistance mission at the Rafah crossing, but conditions have militated against that. Instead of admonishing Israel for seeking to protect its citizens from attack, will our Government work with EU partners to agree a substantial offer of assistance to facilitate the opening and operation of crossings into...

Written Answers — Treasury: Import Duties: Occupied Territories (22 Jul 2008)

Jane Kennedy: Between 1 February 2005 and 31 January 2008, HM Revenue and Customs have issued demands for approximately £338,000 customs duty on products imported into the UK from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory under the provisions of the EC-Israel Association agreement.

Written Answers — Treasury: EU External Trade: Israel (21 Jul 2008)

Jane Kennedy: Between 1 February 2005 and 30 June 2008 HM Revenue and Customs received 99,757 customs import declarations which were accompanied by proofs of preferential origin issued in Israel. The total value of the trade was £1,350,690,522.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel: EU External Trade (22 Jan 2008)

Jane Kennedy: ...'s Revenue and Customs assess applications for relief based on the terms of the international agreements applying to the territories concerned. Claims to duty relief under the provisions of the EU-Israel Association Agreement are disallowed where documentation accompanying the goods indicates that they were produced in the Palestinian Authority. The monitoring of the post code regulation...

Written Answers — Treasury: EU External Trade: Israel (22 Jan 2008)

Jane Kennedy: Since January 2007, there have been 202 occasions where claims to preference for goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank and imported into the United Kingdom have been rejected. These goods were confirmed as incorrectly claiming a preferential rate of duty under the EU/Israel Association Agreement. A demand for the full rate of import duty was sent to every importer concerned.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Academic Boycott (Israel) (28 Jun 2007)

Jane Kennedy: I welcome what my hon. Friend has said, and applaud the fact that Professor Drummond Bone accompanied him on his visit to Israel. May I invite him to consider what it must be like for Jewish students on British campuses? They are facing a mean and nasty campaign by lecturers that could be described as anti-Semitic. Students of all religions and faiths—and none—should be welcomed on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Gaza Strip (18 Jun 2007)

Jane Kennedy: In such circumstances, is not blaming Israel a little like saying that a victim of domestic violence brought it on herself? Given the connections between Iran and Hamas, is it not about time that the international community used the legal powers available to it to indict the President of Iran on charges of incitement to genocide?

Point of Order: Iraq and the wider Middle East (24 Jan 2007)

Jane Kennedy: ...the way in which we respond to those who seek to perpetuate violence and intolerance. The Foreign Secretary covered the wide remit of the debate in her speech. I want to return to the question of Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. I declare an interest, as chair of Labour Friends of Israel, although I derive no pecuniary interest from the position. I have long watched the events in Israel with...

Point of Order: Iraq and the wider Middle East (24 Jan 2007)

Jane Kennedy: I was about to acknowledge that the $100 million represents one sixth of what the Israelis have collected and are holding for the Palestinian Authority. To bring about the full release not only of those resources but of the resources from the international community, which stands ready to assist, it is essential that progress be made towards a political settlement that will enable there to be...

Point of Order: Iraq and the wider Middle East (24 Jan 2007)

Jane Kennedy: I understand that criticism. The primary objective of Israel, however, is the defence of its people, and that barrier is bringing about a more secure environment for Israelis within Israel, even though there are now more rocket attacks over the fence. In the long term, the best solution for Israel, the Palestinians, those in Lebanon and the whole region is one that will stand the test of...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Lebanon and the Middle East (29 Nov 2006)

Jane Kennedy: ...a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Tom Levitt). It is right that we should debate the use of cluster bombs. I hope that he accepts that the issue is as hotly debated in Israel as elsewhere; in fact, there is a parliamentary inquiry into the conduct of the conflict in the summer, and we await the outcome of that. The fact that a democracy in the middle east can...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Middle East (11 Oct 2006)

Jane Kennedy: The whole international community is asking Hamas to recognise Israel; it is a United Nations request. It is not one small thing, but a significant thing that would allow the sovereign Governments of other nations to say that this is now a Government with whom we can deal.

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Middle East (11 Oct 2006)

Jane Kennedy: ...Gentleman's position, I would have challenged such an extreme depiction of what had happened. Those responsible for prolonging the war were the two sides in the conflict—Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Israel. We needed to find a solution to bring about a ceasefire.

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Middle East (11 Oct 2006)

Jane Kennedy: ...has happened since we last debated it elsewhere in this place, and it is a pleasure to be back in Westminster Hall debating it this morning. I also took the opportunity during September to visit Israel and Palestine, and I hope that those elsewhere in this place will note that September is an important month for those of us with other things to do than meet permanently in this place—the...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Middle East (11 Oct 2006)

Jane Kennedy: I do not have the exact statistics month by month, but I am sure that they will be available. None the less, many families in the north of Israel had to spend significant parts of their daily lives in bomb shelters during the conflict. Israel faced a serious problem that required it to respond, and I should like the Minister to concentrate on the way in which that problem developed. I say...

[Mr. Mike Weir in the Chair] — Middle East (11 Oct 2006)

Jane Kennedy: I am happy to accept that there is that concern. We need not only an understanding of why Israel feels that threat, but an appreciation of the role that the UN could play. I think that the international community is united in wanting progress in the region. We are looking for a role that the UN could play, through its forces on the ground, that would materially assist the Lebanese Government...

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