Friday, 10 October 2014

British Parliament To Vote On Recognising Palestine

British MPs will vote on Monday on a motion to recognise Palestine as an independent state and with the two the largest parties, Labour and Liberal Democrats, instructing it's MPs to vote in favour, it should be a  well deserved victory for the Palestinian State and a massive snub to Israel.
A number of Conservative backbenchers have also promised to vote in favour on the motion that states: 'This House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the State of Israel.'
The vote follows Sweden’s successful vote to recognise Palestine as a state, the first EU country to do so, despite the expected opposition from the Israeli government who wish to maintain the present impasse that keeps it in control of its neighbour.
Although the the motion would not commit the UK government to officially recognise Palestine, it will put pressure on David Cameron who has always edged away from recognising Palestine as it may cause a ripple in relations with Israel and Israel's ally, the United States who has long been the fig leaf covering Israels crimes at the United Nations.   
After the latest bloody military campaign by Israel which killed over 2000 Palestinians and injured thousands more, it is time to call a halt to the horrors visited on the Palestinians.
Finally, it seems the World has waken up to what is going on there and is going to try and do something about it.
Let's hope that while it has the momentum, the Palestinians can make further moves towards their own land and if we can take a step to sanctioning Israel for 60 years worth of war crimes, then even better.

3 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

sometimes your idealism borders on revenge or wrath.

Anonymous said...

and what about the attacks on Jewish people from blood thirsty terrorists

Lucy said...

Genocide should always be punished q.

Jewish people Anonymous? Don't you mean Israeli's or are you viewing this through the lens of religion?