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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions (26 Oct 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: What evidence have the Government of Israel given the Foreign Secretary or her Department to justify the designation of six Palestinian human rights organisations as terrorist organisations? Does she agree with me—and, indeed, with the assessment of B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights organisation—that this is not worthy of a democracy, and is more what we expect from repressive regimes?

Palestinian School Textbooks: EU Review — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (30 Jun 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Ansell) on having secured this debate. I think that she, like I—and, I suspect and hope, everybody in this debate—holds the view that we would ultimately wish to see a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine. I gently suggest to her and others that if we are ever to achieve that, the role of this country has to be limited. For us simply to take one side or another in that debate just...

Israel and Palestine — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (14 Jun 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: ...in Palestine, I hope that the Minister and our Government will look very closely at the deployment of arms that would have come from this country. Like others, I bow to no one in my acceptance of Israel’s right to defend herself, but we all know that self-defence in law, wherever we find it, must always be commensurate, appropriate and proportionate, and what we saw was none of those...

Debate on the Address: Safe Streets for All (17 May 2021)

Alistair Carmichael: ...the record. I am in total agreement with the Home Secretary’s comments condemning the scenes on our streets and online in relation to antisemitism, specifically in London. I think I come at the Israel-Palestine question from a rather different point of view from that held by the Home Secretary, but even for somebody who is as staunch a supporter of the Palestinian cause as I am, there...

Business of the House (16 Jul 2020)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Committee, may I say to the Leader of the House that it is deeply regrettable that we will, even for the first week back, not have had an opportunity in this Chamber to discuss the proposals by Israel to annex the Occupied Palestinian Territories? It is a matter on which this House should express a view, as we have historic obligations in the region. I gently say to him that perhaps it...

Hybrid Proceedings (Extension of Temporary Orders) (12 May 2020)

Alistair Carmichael: ...is the range of business that the House is able to deal with. There are no Westminster Hall debates and the Backbench Business Committee is not functioning, but still the world continues to evolve. Israel is considering the annexation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories; we have very little opportunity to have a say on that. In Hong Kong, China is walking ever further from the joint...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (13 Feb 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: ...and there are few parts of the world that see more vulnerable people than Gaza. Medical Aid for Palestinians reports that since March last year at least 250 Palestinians have been killed as part of Israel’s use of force against the Great March of Return protests. Among them were three health workers, killed by Israeli forces while trying to reach, treat and evacuate wounded...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Israel (8 Feb 2019)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the agreement in principle with the Government of Israel to roll over the EU-Israel Free Trade Agreement, what specific territory that agreement applies to.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Oct 2018)

Alistair Carmichael: ...community of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied Palestinian territories faces imminent demolition and is currently being swamped with sewage from the nearby settlement of Kfar Adumim. Just this morning Israeli forces have tasered and pepper-sprayed activists there. Will the Prime Minister make it clear to the Prime Minister of Israel that this is occupied territory, that these are...

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 May 2018)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Kingdom’s abstention in the United Nations Human Rights Council vote last week. It is a principle of natural justice that nobody should be a judge in their own cause. Even if we thought that Israel could be relied on to conduct an investigation into what has gone on there in recent weeks, notwithstanding all the evidence to the contrary, we should not wish to see that happen, and Israel...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Israel: Foreign Relations (14 Mar 2017)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Prime Minister, whether in her meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel she discussed (a) freedom of expression and assembly and (b) her Government's policy on the work and civil society organisations raising human rights concerns in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Israel: Foreign Relations (14 Mar 2017)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Prime Minister, whether in her meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel on 6 February 2017 she discussed the work of Israeli and Palestinian civil society organisations that report and document human rights.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Israel: Foreign Relations (14 Mar 2017)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Prime Minister, whether she discussed UK funding of Israeli and Palestinian non-governmental organisations with the Prime Minister of Israel during his visit to the UK on 6 February 2017.

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Commonwealth Affairs, the hon. Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), in answer to the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire (Dr Whitford), concerning the demolition in the Negev of Umm al-Hiran in Israel, said: “I will be looking at this particular announcement and making a statement on this later today.” —[Official Report, 22 November 2016; Vol. 617, c. 749.] At about half-past 6...

Olympics: Gaza (19 Jan 2009)

Alistair Carmichael: Surely, it is not by casualty figures but by the scale of the force that we determine whether action has been disproportionate; but by either yardstick, the Israeli actions in Gaza have been wholly disproportionate. Surely, in the circumstances, it is unthinkable that we should issue export licences to Israel until we have what is not just a ceasefire but a peace deal.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Palestine (12 Mar 2008)

Alistair Carmichael: ...of Humanitarian Affairs report on the situation in Gaza during the week from 27 February to 3 March recorded that, in that week alone, 107 Palestinians were killed and 250 injured by the Israel Defence Forces and that two IDF soldiers and one Israeli citizen were killed and 25 injured. It also outlines a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with some 30 per cent. of the population...

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

Alistair Carmichael: ...will be aware—indeed, I have made reference to it in my speech—of the view of the International Court of Justice about the wall. Is that not judicial scrutiny that should be observed by Israel?

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

Alistair Carmichael: ...of the issues in which I had previously taken only a theoretical interest. I pay tribute to a few of the people whom I encountered on my visit. I am lost in admiration for the work of Betselm, the Israeli human rights organisation; those working in the field for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency; and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The...

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

Alistair Carmichael: ...carefully, the situation is more complex than that. The significance of the removal of settlers from Gaza is important for two reasons. First, it has made it clear that there is a difference in the Israeli Government's attitudes to Gaza and the west bank. Secondly—the real significance—it demonstrates that when there is political will within Israel and the Israeli Government, the...

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

Alistair Carmichael: ...said so far is not a counsel of despair, although I accept that matters are fairly bleak. From the general situation, I take a degree of hope for this simple reason: the ordinary Palestinian and Israeli citizens whom I met have a will for peace and for a settlement. It comes down to the question of political will to which I referred earlier. My frustration is that at present neither...


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