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UK Labor MPs Rebel Against Dictated ‘Palestine’ Vote

Opposition MPs are ‘furious’ for being directed to vote for recognition of Palestinian state, admitting it makes ‘peace’ process more difficult.

By Ari Yashar


The UK is anticipated to pass a non-binding vote on Monday recognizing “Palestine,” but members of the Labor party which proposed the move are reportedly holding an internal revolt against the forced vote.

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband – Reuters

MP Ed Miliband is head of the Opposition and the Labor party, whose member Grahame Morris proposed the vote. His shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has told Labor shadow ministers that they must vote in favor of the motion, reports the British Independent. Continue Reading »

Britain’s largest union adopts 2 boycott Israel resolutions, despite Labor’s calls to reject

The trade union, which claims a national membership of about 1.3 million, easily passed 2 pro-Palestinian resolutions.



LONDON – UNITE, Britain’s largest Trades Union – which last week confirmed it will be financially backing Labor Party leader Ed Miliband’s bid for the premiership next May – has defied his recent call to not support the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment campaign against Israel.

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband – Photo: REUTERS

At their annual conference held in the south coast resort of Brighton last week, they voted to support two hostile- to-Israel resolutions, including one that actively supports the BDS policy promoted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Continue Reading »

Britain’s Labor leader Miliband shows support for ‘the homeland of the Jewish people’


Grandson of Holocaust survivor who fled to Israel, visiting UK Labor leader Miliband says Jewish state is “a huge, huge success story.”




UK Labor leader Ed Miliband arrived in Israel early Thursday for a three-day tour. On the same day he devoted an hour to answering wide-ranging questions from students and guests at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Britain's leader of the opposition Labour party Ed Miliband - Photo: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Britain’s leader of the opposition Labour party Ed Miliband – Photo: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The session was friendly and informal, with the British opposition leader answering questions about his football preferences – a “long-suffering Leeds United fan” – and asking for details about felafel joints in London.

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