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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East Peace Process (10 Mar 1998)

Mike Gapes: ...the importance of Syria's being engaged in the process? Does he agree that if there is to be a comprehensive settlement in the middle east it is not just a question of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians? All the states neighbouring Israel must also recognise Israel and come to a peace settlement with Israel if there is to be lasting peace in the region.

Israel: Meetings (7 Nov 2017)

Mike Gapes: The Minister said that the Foreign Office was made aware of the Secretary of State’s visit to Israel during her visit. Can he give us more information about when the Foreign Office was made aware? Was it before or after the meetings with Israeli Ministers and politicians? At what level was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office made aware? Did someone in the embassy find out, or did the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Gaza (12 Jan 2009)

Mike Gapes: ...New York played in the adoption of Security Council resolution 1860. Does my right hon. Friend agree, however, that it is not just regrettable but deplorable that both Hamas and the Government of Israel summarily rejected that resolution? Is it not also deplorable that the United States Administration, having said that they supported the resolution, could not bring themselves to vote for...

Iraq (3 Nov 1998)

Mike Gapes: right hon. Friend utterly reject the propaganda by Radio Baghdad, and any little echo of it in the House or elsewhere, and make it clear that there can be no suggestion of equivalence between Israel and Iraq? That is first, because there is an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians made at the Wye plantation, which we greatly welcome, and secondly because the Israeli people can...

Yitzhak Rabin (Tribute) (6 Nov 1995)

Mike Gapes: ...whose constituents will be grieving at this time. Millions of people all over the world will be extremely sad at the events of the weekend. I met Mr. Rabin in 1991, when the Labour party in Israel was in opposition. I was struck by his total honesty and resilience. The best testimony, and our best hope for the future, is to redouble our efforts in supporting internationally Mr. Rabin's...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Iran (20 Feb 2012)

Mike Gapes: ...bases in the area, is great. We as an international community therefore need to be careful and measured and to send out clear signals, whether in relation to mad speeches by Newt Gingrich or to the Israeli Government, that the use of language referring to military action is not necessarily the best solution to the crisis. I can understand why politicians in Israel are worried. I would be...

Orders of the Day — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 (25 Nov 2002)

Mike Gapes: The House should welcome the election of Amram Mitzna as the leader of the Israeli Labour party. At last, there is an opportunity to open up real debate that could put policies such as land for peace back in the mainstream of Israeli politics, as well as compromise and the removal of settlements. I am a friend of Israel. I believe that the only hope for peace in the middle east is security...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence (27 Nov 1998)

Mike Gapes: the middle east are most welcome. The Wye Plantation agreement continues the Oslo peace process. I have followed the developments closely, have had discussions with leading players in Israel and in the Palestinian Authority and have visited the West Bank and Gaza as well as Israel, and I am delighted—and surprised, because I did not think that it would happen—that the right-wing...

Gaza (15 Jan 2009)

Mike Gapes: ...sporadic engagement from time to time. We will also have to make sure that the Arab world takes a more responsible attitude to a solution to the conflict. We need a comprehensive agreement between Israel and its neighbours. We need a two-state solution. Reference has already been made to Syria, and Egypt has a key role in providing the guarantees for security to allow the opening up of...

Terrorism (Foreign Policy Aspects) (8 Dec 2005)

Mike Gapes: No. I am short of time, and I wish to say something about Israel, the west bank and Gaza before I conclude. I am conscious that many hon. Members wish to speak so I do not wish to take any more interventions at the moment. Last week, some Foreign Affairs Committee members visited Israel, Gaza and the west bank, while other members visited Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. I have no doubt that...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority Bill: Section 4 (4 May 1999)

Mike Gapes: ...stand firm against the possibility that the Greater London Authority will provide a platform for racist, fascist, neo-Nazi parties. Reference was made to electoral systems in other countries. In Israel, where elections are to be held on 17 May, there are 120 Members of the Knesset and 33 parties are standing for election. The largest party in the Knesset has between 25 and 30 Members, and...

Occupied Territories (4 May 2004)

Mike Gapes: I would like to take the Chamber back 11 years to the occasion on which the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shook hands in front of President Clinton. The Oslo process culminated in an agreement. In 1993, many of us had real hopes that, on the basis of that agreement, we would see a viable Palestinian state within three, four or five years and...

Middle East Peace Process (4 Feb 1998)

Mike Gapes: ...will be warmly welcomed by many people in this country and abroad. The middle east is, of course, much wider than the focus of our debate. It is important to put the issue in context. There is an Israel-Syria track to the negotiations and there are the unresolved problems of the internal politics of Lebanon. Recent events there could signify the beginnings of a resumption of the tragic...

[Mr. Greg Pope in the Chair] — Global Security (Middle East) (24 Jan 2008)

Mike Gapes: For the record, I think that my hon. Friend meant to refer to the barrier between Egypt and Gaza, and not what he said. He said that the barrier between Israel and Gaza had come down, but it was between Egypt and Gaza.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East Peace Process (10 Mar 1998)

Mike Gapes: If he will make a statement on the prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement between Israel and its neighbours. [31800]

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East Peace Process (6 Apr 2010)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of prospects for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — FCO: Human Rights Work (14 Mar 2013)

Mike Gapes: Does my friend agree with me that the formation of a Government in Israel today is a chance for a renewed emphasis on and impetus for the restarting of negotiations that will lead to the two-state solution that is the only viable way to deal with this conflict?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Visits Abroad (13 Nov 2017)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department gave to the Secretary of State for International Development during his visit to Israel in August 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Visits Abroad (13 Nov 2017)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he or Ministers of his Department became aware of the visit of the Secretary of State for International Development to Israel in August 2017.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Israel: Visits Abroad (13 Nov 2017)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she informed the Permanent Secretary at her Department before her visit to Israel in August 2017.

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