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Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Israel and Palestinian Talks (5 Jul 2017)

Bob Blackman: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case for peace in the middle east. In the light of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel and the fact that India has suffered terrorism as well, does she agree that those two great countries can come together and form an excellent security relationship?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: USA: Palestinians (24 Apr 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...proposed Taylor Force Act and ending that country's provision of economic aid to the (a) Palestinian Authority and (b) families of those who have died while carrying out terrorist attacks against Israel.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Medical Research and Development (Israel) (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: What steps he is taking to strengthen the trade relationship in medical research and development with Israel.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Medical Research and Development (Israel) (23 Mar 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...atrocity yesterday, and particularly to the family of PC Keith Palmer, who died so that we can carry out our democratic duties. I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer. Companies in the Israeli economy are responsible for more than 100 million prescription drugs consumed in this country every year, and one has recently launched the ReWalk device, whereby people are encouraged to...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...is a false assertion. As hon. Members have said, the only way in which this crisis in the middle east will ever be solved is by face-to-face negotiations between the Palestinian leaders and the state of Israel. As we all know, this area of the world has had a long history of being occupied by empires down through the ages. The Ottoman empire ruled the area until the time of the first world...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...the issue—taking their case to the United Nations, and seeking help and assistance from outside—but are not getting the real issue, which is the need for face-to-face talks with the state of Israel to resolve the existing problems so that we can reach a conclusion with a secure state of Israel and a secure state of Palestine. We should always remember that the green line...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Bob Blackman: We clearly have to build trust and experience on all sides. I have had the experience of going to Israel on six occasions, and I have also had the opportunity to visit the west bank and Jordan with the Palestinian Return Centre. The reality is that the Jordanians did not build trust among the Palestinians at that time; they refused to give them status or title to their land. The problem that...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Bob Blackman: Does my hon. Friend agree that, as far as Israel was concerned, the trust was almost ended when the only result of removing all settlements from Gaza was a torrent—an avalanche—of rockets and missiles?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (6 Feb 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...Affairs, what representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority after a demonstration hosted by President Abbas' Fatah party to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of its first terror attack on Israel at which terrorists who have killed Israelis were honoured.

Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day (19 Jan 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...the world. I grew up in an area where we were educated among Jewish people, Hindu people, Muslims, and people of all religions and origins, but the holocaust was never talked about. On my first to Israel in 1992, I saw not the wonderful museum that is now Yad Vashem, but the original museum. That brought home to me what life was like for the Jewish people in Germany and beyond who suffered...

International Trade: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2016)

Bob Blackman: On Monday, I was delighted to hear my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announce that she wanted to take the trade relationship with Israel to the next level—our key ally in the middle east and strong trading partner. Can my right hon. Friend set out the steps that he is taking to ensure that we put in place a new trade deal with Israel, so that we can cement that commitment by the...

Centenary of the Balfour Declaration — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (16 Nov 2016)

Bob Blackman: ...to get Britain to apologise for the Balfour declaration and potentially to sue the British Government for it. That is the context in which we must put the debate. I have had the opportunity to visit Israel, both as a tourist and with Conservative Friends of Israel. I have also visited Jordan and the west bank with the Palestinian Return Centre, to see both sides of the argument. The...

Centenary of the Balfour Declaration — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (16 Nov 2016)

Bob Blackman: ...of the United States. Will the Minister ensure that the Government and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are negotiating with the incoming regime in the States on initiating urgent talks between Israel and the Palestinians that can lead to that two-state solution? That would give us the opportunity, during the anniversary of the Balfour declaration, to have real, meaningful talks,...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (16 Mar 2016)

Bob Blackman: Senior Palestinian officials have condemned peace-building initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians, with one condemning football matches between Israeli and Palestinian youths as “normalisation of the Zionist enemy”. What representations has my right hon. Friend made to the Palestinian Authority to condemn these moves, and what moves is she making to build peace between...

Written Answers — Home Office: King's College London: Demonstrations (8 Feb 2016)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department took steps to respond to the violent protests at an Israel Society event at King's College London in January 2016.

Written Answers — Home Office: Higher Education: Demonstrations (4 Feb 2016)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of policing on university campuses following the violent protests and criminal damage by demonstrators at an Israel Society event at King's College London last week.

Backbench Business - Middle Eastbackbench Business (30 Nov 2015)

Bob Blackman: ...to obtain, and we will then bear enormous consequences as a result. It is therefore appropriate to examine that as a particular issue. Other Members have alluded to the ongoing problems between Israel and Palestine, the area that has failed to be addressed. I speak as someone who has been on visits to Israel and the west bank with both the Conservative Friends of Israel and the Palestinian...

Backbench Business - Middle Eastbackbench Business (30 Nov 2015)

Bob Blackman: ...see a series of other potential conflicts to come. In Lebanon, Hezbollah has reinforced its forces as a result of being a proxy for Iran, and many hundreds of thousands of rockets are now aimed at Israel, in order to destabilise the region. In Syria, Assad’s regime directly assists Hamas and Hezbollah in rearming. We cannot deal with these countries in isolation. I end as I began by...

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

Bob Blackman: ...serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) on securing this debate on an important issue. Like many colleagues from all parties, I was in Israel at the time of the conflict. I witnessed individuals suffering indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire coming from Gaza. People were fleeing to air raid shelters to avoid completely...

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

Bob Blackman: ...and proudly maintains that it has recreated the tunnels of terror. Yet the UN report says that it is not possible to describe what these tunnels were for. Perhaps they were for tourism between Gaza and Israel—but I suspect that the military uniforms and military ordnance they contained demonstrates that they were used to kill the maximum number of civilians possible. I challenge the...


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