- Created: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:04
- Written by Robert Clough
The debate on Palestine at the Labour Party conference was a set piece to defuse criticism of the National Executive Committee’s (NEC) adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. For all the heartening display of Palestinian flags in the conference hall during the debate, there was only one new policy on offer: a proposal to freeze arms sales to Israel which the conference approved. A call for an ‘independent international investigation into Israel's use of force against Palestinian demonstrators’ meant little: it will end up with a report committing no one to any action, the fate of many others over the years.