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Lobby of Parliament for Palestine
Wednesday 24 November
What you should do now:
– Contact your MP now asking for a meeting in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 November between 2pm and 6pm – (Use http://psc.iparl.com/lobby/52 to make an appointment).
– Once you’ve let your MP know that you are going to lobby them make sure you email: [email protected]
All info here: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/lobby-2010
Please come and lobby your MP as part of our Annual Lobby of Parliament in November and help demonstrate support for the Palestinian people. In 2010 this event will be held on Wednesday 24th November from 2-6pm in the House of Commons.
It will be followed by a rally in Parliament at 6.30pm with speakers including Gerald Kaufman MP and Baroness Jenny Tonge.
This year’s lobby of parliament is critical, as the government have announced that they will bring in changes to weaken the law on issuing arrest warrants for war criminals (universal jurisdiction) – we will be sending a strong message that those responsible for war crimes should be prosecuted, not welcomed.
We have also seen how local people lobbying their MPs greatly improves the willingness of MPs to take up the issue of Palestine – including by signing Early Day Motions (EDMs); tabling parliamentary questions; pressing ministers or joining bodies like the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group.
This year we want you to ask your MP to:
Call for an immediate end to the siege on Gaza
Oppose Government proposals to change Universal Jurisdiction: these proposals add a political dimension to a legal decision and introduce a source of delay when urgent action may be required to stop a suspected war criminals escape justice.
Support the suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement until Israel ends its illegal occupation