The Right Honourable, Ed Milliband
Leader of The Labour Party
House of Commons, London W1A 0AA
23 November 2014
Dear Mr Milliband,
As the leader of the British Labour Party, we understand that one of your many commitments is to attend the Labour Friends of Palestine dinner in Westminster (London) on Wednesday 26th November.
We trust that as a proud Jew, who has condemned the religiously motivated slaughter in a Jerusalem synagogue, you will initiate a minute’s silence at the commencement of the dinner as a sign of respect for the victims.
It is important that you should clarify the motivation of your hosts, whose name implies that they promote the Palestinian people and their cause. However, as per the Weitzmann-Faisel Agreement (January 1919), the use of the term “Palestinian” referred to the indigenous Jewish population of Palestina. Is this what we are to understand from the name “Labour Friends of Palestine”?
In fact in this agreement, King Faisel referred to two kinds of people, Palestinians (Jews) and Arabs – is that the view of your dinner hosts?
The national flag of the era (1939) also confirms that Jews were the indigenous Palestinians.
We would be delighted to share other relevant information relating to Palestinian/Jewish misconceptions and would like to meet with you to discuss further at your earliest convenience.
Nati Gal Er
NILI14 and UKFoI