Global Security: Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee Contents


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Foreign Affairs Committee Visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 16-19 March 2009

Participating Members:

Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Eric Illsley, Mr Paul Keetch, Andrew Mackinlay,
Mr Malcolm Moss, Sandra Osborne, Mr Greg Pope, Mr Ken Purchase,
Sir John Stanley, Ms Gisela Stuart

Tuesday 17 March

Sub-group 1

Visit to Gaza, accompanied by HM Consul General Richard Makepeace (including Beach Health Centre, Islamic Relief distribution centre, Commonwealth War Graves cemetery and the town of Abed Rabbo)

Visit to Sderot, southern Israel, accompanied by HMA Tom Phillips (including Sapir Academic College)

Sub-group 2

Visits in the West Bank, accompanied by HM Deputy Consul General John Edwards (including Jenin Refugee Camp, lunch with Palestinian businessmen, the village of Marda, and Migron settlement outpost)

Sub-group 3

Tour of Israel's northern borders (with Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, including the Golan Heights) and the Jordanian border in the West Bank, accompanied by Defence Attaché Mark Rollo-Walker

Full Committee

Dinner, Jerusalem, hosted by HM Consul General Richard Makepeace. Guests:

Ms Karen Abu Zavd, Commissioner-General, UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Ms Barbara Amstad, Head of Mission, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jerusalem

Mr Robert Dann, Senior Political Adviser, Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

Mr Philippe Lazzarine, Head of Jerusalem Office, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Mr Neil Briscoe, DFID

Wednesday 18 March

Jerusalem

Breakfast briefing with HMA Tom Phillips and HM Consul General Richard Makepeace

Meetings with:

Mr Isaac Hertzog, Minister for Social Affairs (Labor)

Mr Daniel Ben-Simon, Member of the Knesset (Labor)

Mr Uzi Landau, Member of the Knesset (Yisrael Beytenu)

Mr Rafi Barak, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and colleagues

Mr Yaariv Oppenheimer, Peace Now, and Ms Yael Stein, B'Tselem

Ramallah

Meetings with:

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

Foreign Minister Riad Malki

Tel Aviv

Dinner, hosted by HMA Tom Phillips. Guests:

Mr Danny Ayalon, Member of the Knesset (Yisrael Beytenu)

Ambassador David Danieli, Deputy Director General, Israel Atomic Energy Commission

Ambassador Dr Oded Eran, Director, Institute for National Security Studies

Ambassador Yossi Gal, Acting Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Maj Gen (Ret'd) Amos Gilead, Ministry of Defence

Mr Yoel Hasson, Member of the Knesset (Kadima)

Mr David Horovitz, Editor, Jerusalem Post

Mr Ophir Pines Paz, Member of the Knesset (Labor)

Ms Talia Sasson, NGO lawyer

Mr Nachman Shai, Member of the Knesset (Kadima)




 
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