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UN: Senior Appointments — Question for Short Debate (10 Sep 2015)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: of the first challenges to the new organisation came when the UK gave up its mandate over Palestine. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 of November 1947 chose to divide Palestine into two states—one Jewish and one Arab. On 21 April 2015, when the Secretary-General addressed the Security Council, he spoke of, “decades of missed opportunities and...

Opposition Day — [6th allotted day]: Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe (9 Sep 2015)

Drew Hendry: ...and kindness of our people, suggesting that the numbers do not lie. Some of those episodes were rehearsed yesterday, when Members talked of the 100,000 French Protestants who fled persecution. There were also the tens of thousands of Russian Jews, about whom we heard earlier today, and the more than 200,000 eastern European Jews who found refuge here. We offered sanctuary to 10,000 Kinder-...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Thomas Tugendhat: I stand here proudly as the grandson of a refugee who came here in the 1920s. When my great uncle came as a Jewish refugee from Austria later in the late 1930s, the nation’s security was in such question that he was interned, as was every other adult Jew leaving Austria or Germany. I therefore welcome the Government’s efforts to take the nation’s security seriously while not...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (8 Sep 2015)

...that Jesus could be cruel, but on this occasion he was. “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs,” he said, meaning that what he was saying and doing was for the Jews, not others. The woman, whose only power lay in her quick wit and eloquence, replied, “I may be no more than a dog to you, but even dogs get scraps. I’m not asking for...

Syria: Refugees and Counterterrorism — Statement (7 Sep 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...our economy and the professors in our universities. They will also be among the strongest upholders of British values, because that has always been the story of refugees to this country, whether it was the Jewish children of the Kinder transport, including the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, or the Asian families whom I knew when I was younger, driven out of east Africa more than 20 years ago, or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria: Refugees and Counter-terrorism (7 Sep 2015)

Harriet Harman: our economy, the professors in our universities and those who will be among the strongest upholders of British values, because that has been the story of refugees to this country—whether it be the Jewish children of the Kindertransport, the Asian families driven out of east Africa 20 years later or the Sierra Leoneans fleeing a brutal civil war. The Prime Minister said last...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (1 Sep 2015)

...of the wonderfully diverse range of human beings who contribute to our community. For the first time, the Commonwealth games had a secular humanist chaplain, alongside Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu chaplains. Prior to the start of the games, we held a service in the university chapel with Interfaith Scotland, bringing together the people of Glasgow with those who were...

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: .... I remember my own experience growing up in the town of Gateshead, which may not seem very remarkable to many Members of this House, but it is home to one of the largest and most significant Orthodox Jewish communities in the world and has one of its leading universities, the Talmudical College. The people of Gateshead and Tyneside provided hospitality to people who came there fleeing the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Wandsworth Prison (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Faulks: group to meet regularly in suitable surroundings. These include a designated mosque, a church and two multi-faith chaplaincy rooms that are adaptable and used by the Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Orthodox and Jehovah Witness faith communities. All prisoners are seen on arrival by the chaplaincy team and their religious affiliation ascertained. For the smaller faith groups,...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (Saudi Arabia) (21 Jul 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...could result in death.” That is everyday life in Saudi Arabia for Christian people. I will quote something connected to the sense that we are looking the other way and leave the idea with Members as a thoughtful submission. It is attributed to the German Jewish essayist Kurt Tucholsky—I am doing well with the names today: “A country is not only what it does—it is...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Bach: ...the Bishop of Leicester, or Bishop Tim as he is universally known in Leicester and Leicestershire. I am proud to call myself a friend as well as a colleague. I live in the diocese he has led for the last 16 years, and I only wish that more noble Lords present today had been present at the service held last Saturday at Leicester Cathedral to celebrate his tenure. There was hardly a dry eye...

Refugees and Migrants from Asia and Africa — Motion to Take Note (9 Jul 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...are three things which I want to address: first, the scale of the challenge; secondly the circumstances which prevail in the countries from which migrants originate; and thirdly, our response. In 1938, after Kristallnacht, and the attempts of many Jews to flee Nazism, the remarkable Independent Member of Parliament, Eleanor Rathbone, known as the refugees’ MP, and noted for her...

UN Independent Commission of Inquiry (Gaza) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (8 Jul 2015)

Philippa Whitford: .... Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) on achieving this debate; it is a pity that it could not have been larger and longer. I must declare an interest. I worked in Gaza for 18 months as a surgeon in 1991 and 1992, just after the first Gulf war and during the first intifada, when George Bush was President of America. During the second Gulf war and second intifada, another George Bush was...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel Restrictions: Israel (8 Jul 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...Office is responsible for entry clearance into the UK. Since 2005 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), has excluded a number of Jewish settlers from the UK on the basis of extremism.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Brixton Prison (8 Jul 2015)

Lord Faulks: Roman Catholic Mass 10.15 am Church of England & Free Church Service Evening bible studies are run on A and B wings on Wednesdays at 4.30pm; on G wing on Mondays at 4.30pm; and on C wing at 6.00pm and D wing on Thursdays at 4.30pm. Muslim classes run each day Monday to Thursday. There is also a full-time, four week, paid resettlement course “Faith in the Future” that...

Ethnic Minorities — Question for Short Debate (6 Jul 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...not condone them—not any church that I know of, anyway. Several noble Lords talked about public body appointments. BME police officers currently make up 5.2% of police officers nationally and 11% in the Metropolitan Police area. The police have worked hard to improve equality and diversity since the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. More women and members of ethnic minorities have joined the...

Gaza — Question for Short Debate (6 Jul 2015)

Lord Turnberg: the Middle East as aid for reconstruction from there has almost dried up—despite the promises. It is even in the firing line, as we heard, from ISIL, which promised to annihilate Hamas as well as the Jews in a recent somewhat surprising outburst. Its main remaining friend is Iran, which continues to supply arms and other support. One of the major sources of income for Hamas was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Extremism (6 Jul 2015)

Theresa May: ...right. Our counter-extremism strategy will tackle extremism in all its forms, not just Islamist extremism but, for example, neo-Nazi extremism. I am sure we are all of one view that the anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hatred that neo-Nazis perpetrate is evil and wicked, and that we must do something about it.

Global Challenges — Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...European culture has historically been far more anti-Semitic than that of the British, which, for those of us who have dug into the history of St William of York—my saint name—and others, skates over the circumstances in which the English expelled the Jews and others. Therefore, we are deeply muddled about who we are, where we are in the world and what our identity is. David...

Iranian Nuclear Programme (2 Jul 2015)

Mark Pritchard: ...supreme leader, along with President Rouhani, would be better served by looking at Iran’s history? Great leaders from Persian history, such as King Darius and King Cyrus, supported the return of Jews from Persia to Jerusalem and helped to pay for the building of the Temple. That is real leadership, and it shows how to live in peace with Israel, rather than threaten it.

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