Jeremy Corbyn issued the following statement, previously published here, on 5 June 2018.
** The gender pay gap needs closing, as well as measuring
** Oppose Israel’s killing of Palestinian protestors
** Lula jailed to stop his re-election as President
Last Saturday (4 November) supporters of the Palestinians’ struggle demonstrated in London to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. This declaration, by the Foreign Secretary in 1917, stated that Britain would support the establishment of a ‘national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine. It represented the first expression of public support for Zionism by a major political power. The colonial project it supported developed into the state of Israel, resulting in the displacement of millions and death of countless tens of thousands of Palestinians. That displacement and loss of life continues to this day.
The article below by Dr. Ramzy Baroud, previously published on Counterpunch, explains how the Balfour Declaration helped destroy the Palestinian’s homeland, but has not succeeded in breaking the will of the Palestinian people.
National March and Rally, Saturday 4 November
at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch, London
12pm – 2pm
Opposite the Israeli Embassy in London
Kensington High Street, W8 5NP – London
Organised by PSC, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Forum in Britain, FOSIS.
Supported by Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Amos Trust
12 noon – 4pm Tuesday 9 September
12-1.45pm – Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, just off Victoria St
Lobby 2-4pm, Committee room 11, House of Commons, Parliament