Results 1–20 of 42 for israel speaker:Bob Blackman

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: 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: 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...

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: FIFA: Israel Football Association (30 Jun 2015)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with FIFA on the attempt to expel the Israel Football Association from that organisation.

Fifa: Britain in the World (1 Jun 2015)

Bob Blackman: the GMB, which sought to get everyone in my constituency not to vote for me, and by a rather shadowy organisation that labelled me as a child killer as a result of my support for the state of Israel, I am delighted to report that the constituents of Harrow East returned me with more than 50% of the vote and an increased majority. I am delighted to represent the most multi-religious,...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2014)

Bob Blackman: ...Hindus in Bangladesh. While I am on the subject of international affairs, I cannot but mention what is going on in Gaza, and what has led to this terrible humanitarian tragedy. We must not forget that three Israeli teenagers were brutally murdered, and that responsibility lies with the despicable terrorist organisation Hamas. We must remember that the Israeli Government accepted every...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Israeli Teenagers (Abduction and Murder) (1 Jul 2014)

Bob Blackman: ...; money is finding its way to the evil terrorist organisation Hamas. Will my right hon. Friend undertake to look again at all the evidence—from the Select Committee on International Development, from Israel and from the Palestinian Authority areas—with the objective that not a single penny of UK taxpayers’ money should find its way to the evil terrorist organisation Hamas?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Palestinians (25 Mar 2014)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the Palestinian Authority's adherence to its road map commitment to end incitement against Israel.

Business of the House (13 Mar 2014)

Bob Blackman: Recently, a large cargo ship was apprehended by the Israeli navy with a record haul of rockets being transferred from Iran to Gaza. Yesterday, a record number of rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel. Given that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is in Israel for the first time as Prime Minister, may we have a wide-ranging debate on the middle east, including our relations with...

Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons (29 Aug 2013)

Bob Blackman: ...wrong in principle. I say that for several reasons. First, we are talking about a country involved in a civil war at the moment, and we intervene at our cost. Also, Syria is adjacent to Lebanon and Israel. The border between Syria and Israel has been peaceful for about 40 years. If we escalate the violence, do we not think that the Syrians and the Russians will react? We then escalate the...

Health: General Matters (20 Dec 2012)

Bob Blackman: on the border of our two constituencies. May I pay tribute to the late Betty Geller who sadly died in the early hours of Sunday morning? Betty was a leading light of the Conservative Friends of Israel, Harrow East Conservative association and, most particularly, the campaign for a fitting tribute for Bomber Command and its veterans. Sadly, her husband died some 30 years ago—a...

Israel and Palestine (11 Dec 2012)

Bob Blackman: I think the key issue of settlements is one of the concerns. Does the hon. Gentleman not accept that Israel has habitually given land for peace in a series of settlement destructions to enable a peaceful solution to take place, and that the biggest obstruction to peace is the failure of the Palestinians to sit down and negotiate with the Israeli Government on a proper peaceful solution for...

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