Visit to the Middle East
Between 2-6 January MPs Nusrat Ghani, Craig Williams, Craig Whittaker and John Mann visited Israel and Palestine on a fact-finding mission with a particular focus on social media and football policy.
The Delegation met with social media entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MKs of a number of Israeli political parties, with the Knesset Speaker, representatives of Hapoel Katamon and ISRAFANS, the Israeli and Palestinian FA’s, Bnei Sakhnin and Kick-It Out. They were party to a joint committee session of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) with The Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Knesset. The title of the meeting was Efforts by the British Parliament to Address the Rise of Antisemitism and Hate Crimes. The MPs also met with Priests at the Convent of the Sisters of Nazareth.
An opinion piece written by John Mann before the visit can be found below in Hebrew.