Israel APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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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. UK Science & Innovation Network Country Snapshot: Israel
23/06/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: com/teams/ILTelAvivSIN/Shared Documents/General/SIN snapshot/Israel Cou ntry Snapshot June 2020.docx UK Science

2. 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

3. 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

4. Israel: tax treaties
01/11/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
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Found: Israel: tax treaties - GOV.UK document

5. 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

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 and Palestine
14/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant document: e-petition 585309, Condemn Israel for their treatment of Palestine and Palestinians - Speech Link
2: considered e-petitions 585313 and 585314, relating to Israel and Palestine.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

5. Violence in Israel and Palestine
13/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: of rockets at Jerusalem and other locations in Israel. We strongly condemn these acts of terrorism from - Speech Link
2: Jarrah. That threat is allayed for now, but we urge Israel to cease such actions, which in most cases are - Speech Link
3: broadcast this morning. The ongoing violence across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories is deeply - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Israel
1. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Baroness Tonge
18/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that that government plans to renew legislation which prohibits Palestinians living outside of the 1967 ceasefire border from living with their spouses in Israel.

2. Israel: Refugees
asked by: Stephen Crabb
04/12/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on recognition and restitution for Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa.

3. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Stephen Crabb
04/12/2020
... whether it remains the UK’s position that any settlement resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should include recognition of the plight of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa as well as Palestinian refugees.

4. Israel: Palestinians
asked by: Caroline Ansell
03/12/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) the Israeli NGO Save a Child’s Heart and (b) other peaceful coexistence projects on the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and if he will make a statement.

5. Israel: Embassies
asked by: Stephen Crabb
06/11/2020
... if he will publish Accountable Grant Agreements between the Government and delivery partners for those projects; and which other proposals were submitted to the open competition.

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
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