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The Rt. Hon Jack Straw MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

King Charles Street




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Dear Foreign Secretary,



Israel’s Apartheid Wall


Israel is building a wall that will create the world’s biggest prison!  The wall establishes as ‘fact on the ground’ a new border stealing Palestinian land and reducing any future potential Palestinian state to just 40% of that within even the 1967 borders.  The wall is isolating farmers from their land, splitting families and isolating villages!


Ø      Israel has continued to expand settlements during Oslo and now the Road map!

Ø      Israel has continued targeted Assassinations!

Ø      Israel continues to demolish homes!  (Over 1,000 according to Parliamentary delegation)

Ø      Israel continues collective punishments!

Ø      Detention without Trial (over 6,000 detentions, 75% without trial according to Parliamentary delegation)


When will the Government, with its responsibilities as a member of the Quartet, call for sanctions to be imposed on Israel unless it stops building the Apartheid Wall, expanding settlements and violating the Geneva Convention?  If the Government doesn’t support the call for sanctions, what justification does it offer for believing that continuing the 35 years of appeasement of Israel will ever lead to a just peace in the Middle East?


With power comes responsibility.  By continuing to appease Israeli aggression, you are consciously accepting responsibility for the human suffering that is a consequence of you failure to act decisively and effectively.


Yours sincerely