Article published : Monday, June 29th, 2020 9:34 am
UK criticised for 'lacklustre' response to Israel West Bank plans Government must take concrete action if Israel goes ahead with annexation, say charitiesPressure on the UK government to commit to concrete measures and not just "lacklustre" verbal condemnation if Israel goes ahead with annexation of parts of the West Bank has been stepped up by a coalition of 14 British charities and human rights groups.The pressure follows the shadow foreign secretary, Lisa Nandy, at the weekend confirming that the British Labour party supported a ban on Israeli imports made in West Bank settlements if annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian territories went ahead. Her proposal, condemned by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, has been backed by the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, and is likely to be raised in the Commons on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor