Joan Ryan, chair of Labour Friends of Israel, has led cross-party calls for a parliamentary debate for MPs to pay tribute to the former Israeli Prime Minister and President.
The call to Speaker John Bercow has been backed by CFI Parliamentary Chairman Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles MP, Conservative MP for Hertsmere Oliver Dowden, and Ian Paisley MP of the Democratic Unionist Party.
CFI Officer Oliver Dowden MP said: “Shimon Peres was a truly remarkable man and absolutely central to the history of Israel and the Middle East and the wider peace process. He was a genuine peace maker.
“I think it would be appropriate for parliament to mark in some way the passing of a truly great international statesman. His death touched many of my constituents and I’d like what he meant to my constituents, to me and many parliamentarians to be properly put on the record as it has been for other great statesmen”.