'Democracy is alive and well in Israel' - Hertsmere MP joins PM on Israel trip

'Democracy is alive and well in Israel' - Hertsmere MP joins PM on Israel trip

'Democracy is alive and well in Israel' - Hertsmere MP joins PM on Israel trip

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Hertsmere MP James Clappison believes “democracy is alive and well in Israel” after accompanying the Prime Minister on a recent trip to the country.

Mr Clappison, who is chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel, was among a delegation of Tory MPs present in the Knesset to hear David Cameron’s speech to the Israeli Parliament.

Mr Clappison said: “It has to be said that the Israeli Parliament can be particularly rumbustious as there was vigorous disagreement before the Prime Minister’s speech.

“However, David Cameron’s speech was treated with great respect and as he himself said ‘The vigorous disagreement between MPs is proof that democracy is alive and well in Israel – and far better to have a democracy like this than a country in which people are afraid to speak their views’.”

He added: “It was a huge honour to be present.”

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10:54am Tue 25 Mar 14

G_Whiz says...

The Liberals and media seem to prefer the tyrany of the surrounding Countries.

They ignore the hangings, stonings, and the thousands of well documented abuses of women and children in the countries around Israel, And prefer to moan about a few houses being built.

Ok, yes Israel should stop any more land grabbing but let's a least have some balanced context in that area!
The Liberals and media seem to prefer the tyrany of the surrounding Countries. They ignore the hangings, stonings, and the thousands of well documented abuses of women and children in the countries around Israel, And prefer to moan about a few houses being built. Ok, yes Israel should stop any more land grabbing but let's a least have some balanced context in that area! G_Whiz
  • Score: -1

5:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

John_W says...

Illegal settlements against UN resolutions?
I support the right of Isreal to exist and it's citizens to live in peace, but not by treating others in an inhuman manner. Putting Pallestinians in Ghettoes is not the answer.
Illegal settlements against UN resolutions? I support the right of Isreal to exist and it's citizens to live in peace, but not by treating others in an inhuman manner. Putting Pallestinians in Ghettoes is not the answer. John_W
  • Score: 13

10:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

TFEB says...

To get voted for in Hertsmere it must help to be a fiend of Israel.
To get voted for in Hertsmere it must help to be a fiend of Israel. TFEB
  • Score: 11

10:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

TFEB says...

that should have been "friend" not "fiend".
that should have been "friend" not "fiend". TFEB
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Wed 26 Mar 14

watfordman says...

democracy is alive and well in israel, clappison are there many hertsmere vioters living there .meanwhile in hertsmere we suffer overbuilding , unemployment and crime , dont worry you will lose your seat next election and you can spend more time on pet projects and holidays in israel without hertsmere voters having to suffer . mr useless,
democracy is alive and well in israel, clappison are there many hertsmere vioters living there .meanwhile in hertsmere we suffer overbuilding , unemployment and crime , dont worry you will lose your seat next election and you can spend more time on pet projects and holidays in israel without hertsmere voters having to suffer . mr useless, watfordman
  • Score: 20

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