All 6 results for israel speaker:Douglas Carswell

Goldstone Report (12 Jan 2010)

Douglas Carswell: The Goldstone report was set in motion after a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that stated from the outset that it holds Israel accountable for war crimes and that focused only on Israel. Is this not a case of being literally pre judice-prejudice?

[Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair] — Israel (20 May 2008)

Douglas Carswell: I congratulate the state of Israel on reaching her 60th birthday, and I salute her remarkable achievements. Israel has achieved a remarkable amount, and I want to talk about some of her achievements, particularly in science and technology. I shall be as brief as I can because I am conscious that other hon. Members wish to speak. Israel is a country that is low in natural resources, and to...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — Israel and Palestinian Territories (27 Feb 2008)

Douglas Carswell: I shall take three minutes, if I may. Israel is often criticised for its policy on settlements and the closure of territories. It is easy to make those criticisms, but I believe that they are unfair and that the UK Government must not join in with them. What else is Israel supposed to do? Her actions are essentially defensive, not aggressive. Israel has dismantled settlements in trying to...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — Israel and Palestinian Territories (27 Feb 2008)

Douglas Carswell: That is an easy point to make, but I have visited Israel and the west bank and I found it interesting that, although it is easy to talk about where the barrier should be, and about the 1967 barrier, one is quite often talking about someone's back garden, where a family happen to spend their afternoon. I simply do not agree about the issue. The barrier needs to be built where it will provide...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — Israel and Palestinian Territories (27 Feb 2008)

Douglas Carswell: ...Governments to abide by them, but it is slightly unfair to expect one side to conform to international law when another so clearly violates its principles. When I hear people posturing against Israel, I sometimes wonder if it tells us more about the person doing the posturing than about the reality in the middle east. It is nice, particularly for politicians, to find a righteous cause or a...

Defence Procurement (2 Feb 2006)

Douglas Carswell: To press on, do hon. Members remember all the Apache helicopters that we bought? It was sensible, was it not, to buy all that tried and tested American kit, yet the MOD managed to bungle even that. Israel managed to buy Apaches at £12 million a piece. Somehow the chaps at the MOD managed to spend £40 million on each one of them.


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