Who Is MP Hendrick Fooling?

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and was Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center. I am now Deputy Editor of the critical edition in anthology of Jabotinsky's writing in English.

Did you know that in England there's a place called Preston?


"Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. On the north bank of the River Ribble, it is an urban settlement and unparished area that together with surrounding rural civil parishes forms the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire."

Note that term of "urban settlement".

Now read about this event:

The Question of Jerusalem: Occupation, Discrimination and Displacement
by The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)


Since the annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israeli authorities have promoted the twofold goal of expanding the city’s Jewish population and reducing its Palestinian population. Various steps have been adopted to achieve this objective, including the isolation of East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank, land appropriation, and discriminatory policies on planning and construction and budget allotment.
Hosted and Chaired by
Mark Hendrick MP , Labour (Co-op) for Preston,
Date and time: April 25th 2017, 18:30 to 20:30
Place: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

If MP Hendrick, a Labour & Co-operative politician, represents a settlement, why is he so upset at Jewish settlements in the historic region of the Jewish national homeland?

But more to the point of his sponsorship of a pro-Palestine event, has the Arab population of Jerusalem actually been reduced?

In 2013, he could have read this:

Over the years, there has been a significant decline in the relative size of the Jewish population in Jerusalem, in parallel to an increase in the relative size of the Arab population

And this:

During the years 1967-2011, the population of Jerusalem tripled: The Jewish population grew by a factor of 2.6, while the Arab population grew by a factor of 4.3.

That was repeated, basically, in a 2016 item.

Is MP Hendrick being fooled by Arab propaganda? Is he fooling his constituents about his intelligence and political sympathies?

Did he support the recent decisions and resolutions on Jerusalem and the denial of the Jewish connection to and the history in the city?

What do you think?

Oh, to contact Mark Hendrick, use these details he provides:

Mark Hendrick MP, PTMC Marsh Lane Preston PR1 8UQ United Kingdom
Telephone: 01772 883575 Fax: 01772 887188
Email: mark.hendrick.mp@parliament.uk  Twitter: @MpHendrick