Israel APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To create a better understanding of Israel and to foster and promote links between Britain and Israel; to unite parliamentarians from across both Houses who are proud to be friends of Israel; and to make the case for Israel and for Britain's bilateral relationship with the Jewish state.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Israel

1. Israel: doctors
22/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Israel: doctors List of English speaking medical facilities for British

2. UK-Israel trade
29/06/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PACK Number CDP-2018-0164, 29 June 2018 UK-Israel trade By Matthew Ward, John Curtis Summary

3. UK and Israel sign trade continuity agreement
18/02/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: UK and Israel sign trade continuity agreement - GOV.UK

4. Overseas Business Risk - Israel
01/01/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Israel The Overseas Business Risk report provides

5. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with G to I)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Israel This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and Israel

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Israel

1. UN Human Rights Council: UK Voting Record on Israel
17/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Interests for a fact-finding visit I undertook to Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2019.The - Speech Link
2: targeted, sustained and passionate bias against Israel displayed at the UN is a stain on every bit of - Speech Link

2. Israel and Palestine: United States’ Proposals for Peace
27/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: as a smokescreen for the relentless expansion of Israel into Palestinian lands, against international law - Speech Link

3. Occupied Palestinian Territories
24/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: on 8 October 2019 on “Follow-up on Yemen, Syria, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories”, HC 2682 - Speech Link
2: those norms and values. Nor is this about being pro-Israel or pro-Palestine. This is about striving for peace - Speech Link
3: shown that the 70-year unresolved conflict between Israel and the Arabs will no longer be allowed to define - Speech Link

4. Israel Defense Forces
08/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: improvements to Israeli practices. We also regularly press Israel on its use of live fire, particularly against children - Speech Link
2: will also be aware that, during my last visit to Israel, I raised this issue directly when I met the Justice - Speech Link
3: recognise the State of Israel, failed to negotiate and failed to recognise the right of Israel to exist. Let us - Speech Link

5. Israel: West Bank
06/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: have made of the announcement by the government of Israel of its intention to commence discussions from 1 - Speech Link
2: towards annexation of parts of the West Bank by Israel would be damaging to efforts to restart peace negotiations - Speech Link
3: towards annexation of parts of the West Bank by Israel, as I have said, would be damaging to the restart - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Israel
1. Coronavirus: Israel
asked by: Lord Turnberg
02/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research into COVID-19 by the MIGAL Research Institute in Israel and the potential effectiveness of their orally-administered vaccine Migvax.

2. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Baroness Tonge
02/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian man was shot dead by hospital guards in front of Sheba hospital on 13 May.

3. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Baroness Tonge
02/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that an unarmed 15 year old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces during a raid on Fawwar refugee camp.

4. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Lord Hylton
02/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the recent judgment handed down by the Israeli Central Court to deduct 450 million Israeli shekels from Palestinian tax revenues

5. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Baroness Tonge
09/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conditions any Palestinian children who are being detained in Israel without a conviction are living in during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any such children are treated in line with international law and agreements.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Lord Turnberg Portrait
Lord Turnberg
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill Portrait
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
British Jews
Mary Robinson Portrait
Mary Robinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Cheadle
Joined: 4th November 2020
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Portrait
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Finland , Kurdistan Region in Iraq
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Blackman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7082.

Email: bob.blackman.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dr Matthew Godwin, House of Lords. Tel: 07762 857 468

Email: godwinm@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
13 Oct 2020
Source
Cedars Oak Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 13/10/2020 To : 12/10/2021
Value
£12,001
Date
12 Sep 2018
Source
Cedars Oak Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2019
Value
£24,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Cedars Oak Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£31,501
Date
18 Sep 2016
Source
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Description
Visit to Israel   From : 18/09/2016 To : 23/09/2016   Cost Met : Travel
Value
£4,501
Date
18 Sep 2016
Source
Cedars Oak Ltd
Description
Visit to Israel   From : 18/09/2016 To : 23/09/2016   Cost Met : Accommodation and other sundry costs
Value
£15,001
Date
14 Feb 2016
Source
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Description
Flights and other transport plus accommodation for visit to Israel   From : 14/02/2016 To : 19/02/2016
Value
£18,001
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Cedars Oak Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£31,501
Date
6 Jan 2015
Source
Cedars Oak Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£31,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Israel APPG

Former APPG Officers
Louise Ellman Portrait
Louise Ellman
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Masterton Portrait
Paul Masterton
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for East Renfrewshire
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Pickles Portrait
Lord Pickles
Vice President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Channel Islands , Holocaust Memorial
Joan Ryan Portrait
Joan Ryan
Vice President
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Enfield North
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Louise Ellman Portrait
Louise Ellman
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Mike Freer Portrait
Mike Freer
Treasurer
Conservative - Finchley and Golders Green
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Sir Eric Pickles
Vice President
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Weidenfeld Portrait
Lord Weidenfeld
President
- Former Member for
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships