General election: Lobby your future MP – sign the pledge to support Justice for the Palestinians
Who wants to be an MP in your area? With less than nine weeks until the expected date of the general election, the PSC urges you to get in touch with all the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPC) in your constituency and find out where they stand on the issue of Palestinian self-determination and ending Israel’s occupation.
Six questions to ask: Click here for a briefing for lobbyists with useful facts and questions to put to your PPC about Israel’s violation of international law; opposing attacks on universal jurisdiction; ending the illegal siege on Gaza; banning imports of settlement goods; suspending the EU-Israel trade agreement and not selling arms to Israel.
Let us know: Keep us informed of what the answers you receive from all the candidates. You may also want to press release your findings to your local media so voters can make an informed choice on where they stand on this issue.
What is Fair 10 Challenge?
Election time is an incredible opportunity to get your voice heard. Candidates are more receptive to ideas now than at any time during their term of office, and the promises they make now will shape their agenda for the next five years. Fair10 is a campaign to get Leeds election candidates to commit to strong action on social and environmental justice. Run by a coalition of global justice activists in Leeds, the challenge asks candidates to sign up to a 10-point manifesto covering a range of issues including climate change, debt cancellation, tax justice and refugee rights.
Fair 10 Manifest Point 3: West Bank Produce
“Produce grown on occupied Palestinian West Bank land is imported to the UK and labeled as Israeli, and thus Israel benefits from reduced import duties under the EU Trade Agreement. As settlements are illegal under international humanitarian law, do you support a complete UK ban on the importation of Israeli settlement products and will you write to the Foreign Secretary to call for such a ban?”
With less than six weeks until the expected date of the general election, the PSC asks you to get in touch with all the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPC) in your constituency to find out how they would campaign for Justice for the Palestinians if they were elected.
Sign the pledge for peace and justice
As my parliamentary candidate in the general election, I am writing to ask your views on an issue very important to me. I want my MP to pledge their support for peace and justice for Palestinians.
- 1. Call on Israel to end its violations of international law, including ending its illegal occupation.
- 2. Oppose any attacks on universal jurisdiction and support bringing Israeli war criminals to justice
- 3. Work to end the siege on Gaza
- 4. Call on the government to ban the import of settlement goods
- 5. Call on the government to suspend the EU-Israel Association Agreement
- 6. Call for an end to the arms trade with Israel