Parliamentary motion on Palestine – PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW!


Kia ora koutou,

We understand a parliamentary motion on Palestine will be moved in parliament in the next two days!

We want you to do TWO things NOW


  1. Email a message to your local MP urging them to support a motion which recognises Palestine and calls for “accountabilities” for Israel – either make it personal or copy the message below into an email.
  2. Now send a simple message to ALL other MPs. Just copy and paste the full list into BCC.


Sample message to MPs:


Subject line: VOTE for Palestine and Palestinian human rights

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Kia ora,

Please support a parliamentary motion backing Palestine and Palestinians

I have seen on social media that a parliamentary motion on Palestine is likely to be moved in the Aotearoa New Zealand parliament in the next two days.

I urge you to support a motion which recognises the state or Palestine and calls for accountability measures from Israel which has been in flagrant breach of international law and United Nations resolutions for 73 years.

Already 138 countries (72%) recognise a Palestinian state – Aotearoa New Zealand should join them.

Israel has turned what could have been a Palestinian state into a block of Swiss Cheese with over 300 illegal Israeli settlements and outposts on Palestinian land.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has repeatedly said the death and destruction rolls on in the Middle East because there are no accountabilities for Israel for any of its egregious behaviour towards the Palestinian people who live under Israeli military occupation.

Earlier this month United Nations Human rights experts released a report saying:

“An occupying power that initiates and expands civilian settlements in defiance of international law and the Rome Statute cannot be serious about peace,” the experts said. “Equally, an international community that does not impose accountability measures on a defiant occupying power contrary to international law cannot be serious about its own laws.”

Please help ensure this proposed parliamentary motion will implement “accountabilities” on Israel – at least in response to United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 which was co-sponsored by New Zealand under the National-led government in 2016.

Please vote to support the people of Palestine!


(your name)


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  1. kia ora John,
    I believe that if you email an mp they have no obligation to respond if it has been sent to multiple addresses, I’m not sure but it could be a technical weasel-out excuse.

    • Having worked there, no MP has an obligation to answer anything, it is just courtesy and of course lots of MPs have an automatic response, letting you know that they will consider your letter…. doesn’t mean to have to respond.

  2. Plenty of technical weasel-out excuses however this from Dr Duncan Webb which sounds hopeful:

    Thanks for your recent email on Palestine. You are probably aware that I have been a long time supporter of the Palestinian cause and will continue to advocate for it where I can. The motion that you refer to is currently under consideration. I am hopeful Parliament will be able to make a statement that is supportive of Palestine and its aspirations to statehood.

    Thanks for your support.

  3. I cant believe we have let the Palestinians live under a brutal siege annexation military occupation and blockade with no help from the Western world.

    • Ted, even the Muslim/Islamic countries close by don’t want bugger all to do with them! What does that tell you?
      I guess Minto’s ‘coalition of terrorist lovers’ group having to beg and plead with TDB readers to email MPs says your not as influential as you believe you are eh? Lol

      • NZ would become a “nation of terrorists” if we had been taken over by a foreign power, the country we lived in was constantly shrinking, and we had to go through several check points every day to go to work because the territory we had been assigned was being broken up into ever smaller pieces and given to our conquerors. Palestinians are getting an even worse deal than we gave Maori.

      • The brutal thugs ruling Saudi Arabia and the UAE are mates with Israel who helps them, sells them weaponry including spyware, so that they can oppress their own people.

      • History revision is never a good idea A O. The Arab scramble for hegemony after the demise of the Ottoman Empire also requires factoring in to your exegesis.

  4. and NZ making yet another futile gesture will achieve exactly what? the zionists will have a moral crisis and pack up the settlements? or the palestinians will suddenly love the get real we’re we’re a small island at the bottom of the pacific and our action/inaction on this means nothing…and the self congratulatory moral high ground wins nothing for anybody


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