On Thursday Palestinians are protesting about the latest instance of ethnic cleansing by the Israeli government. In the Beer Sheba (Beer es Saba) region of southern Israel about 30,000 inhabitants are about to be driven from their homes.
Their villages have been designated "unrecognised" for more than 60 years, making their lands easy prey for confiscation. And while they are refused the same rights as other Israeli citizens to facilities such as running water, schools and hospitals, the Israeli state demands their taxes.
The British government must condemn any move to evict the Palestinian citizens of Israel from their lands, which were documented under the British Mandate as privately owned Palestinian land – not ownerless as the Israeli state now claims.
Geoffrey Bindman QC Victoria Brittain William Dalrymple Ken Loach Tony Benn Ahdaf Soueif Miriam Margolyes Caryl Churchill Jeremy Corbyn MP Linda Riordan MP Bob Russell MP Martin Caton MP Katy Clark MP Alex Cunningham MP Julie Hilling MP John McDonnell MP Andy Slaughter MP Dame Jenny Tonge John Pilger Leila Sansour Ghada Karmi Ilan Pappe Dr Salman Abu Sitta Prof Steven Rose Prof Hilary Rose Louise Christian Rodney Bickerstaffe Bruce Kent Reem Kelani Lowkey Kika Markham Michael Rosen Leon Rosselson Alexei Sayle Jeremy Hardy Hugh Lanning, Chair PSC Keith Sonnet John Austin Canon Garth Hewitt Andy de la Tour
• Those who lead European football must respond to an appeal from Palestinians dismayed at the prospect of Israel hosting Uefa's under-21 tournament in 2013. A state that uses military might to hold sway over land it illegally occupies and exploits, flouts international law and ignores UN resolutions surely forfeits the right to be treated as a member of the community of nations. But western powers continue to embrace Israel as an ally.
During the 2011 under-21 tournament in Denmark in June, 42 Gazan football clubs, backed by many sporting bodies, wrote to Uefa president Michel Platini calling on his organisation not "to reward Israel for its violent repression of Palestinian rights". We ask Uefa to respond positively to this plea.
Stephane Hesseldiplomat Ken Loachfilmmaker Michael Mansfieldbarrister Miriam Margolyesactor Nurit PeledSakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought joint winner 2001 John Pilgerjournalist and filmmaker, Ahdaf Soueifnovelist and political and cultural commentator Jean Ziegler vice-president, advisory committee of the UN human rights council
• The government changes the law and brings out the red carpet to allow alleged Israeli war criminals into the UK (Former Israeli minister to visit UK after change in arrest law, 4 October) but changes the rules to arrest visiting Palestinians whose only "crime" is to campaign for their rights (Palestinian activist was held unlawfully, says high court, 1 October). The Goldstone report, which has been endorsed at the UN general assembly, provides clear evidence of how in its 2008-09 attack on Gaza, Israel was responsible for attacks on children, use of human shields, and use of phosphorous bombs and flachettes in civilian areas. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have also documented serious cases of abuse. For William Hague to invite to the UK Israeli leaders who were in government at the time these alleged crimes were committed is a slap in the face for relatives of the 1,400 dead, the 5,000 injured and the many others who suffered due to Israel's Cast Lead attack on Gaza. Dr Stephen Leah York
Not bad, not at all bad. Now wait for the balancers....