Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 15th January 2009.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 2:44 pm, 15th January 2009

My hon. Friend is right. It is not possible to separate the different parts of the middle east dispute from one another. Any permanent settlement to the Israel-Palestine question must somehow involve addressing the role that Iran plays in regional politics.

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gordon smith
Posted on 16 Jan 2009 4:07 pm (Report this annotation)

And we should also look at the role America plays in arming Israel and supporting it when it openly defies U.N. resolutions, but then the Jewish Lobby controls many American politicians just like they do here in the U.K.

David Brooks
Posted on 7 Mar 2009 8:49 pm (Report this annotation)

The Jewish Lobby has influence in America because the vast proportion of the US electorate are practising Christians who believe that Judaism is the root of Christianity.

The Jewish Lobby has influence because the American voters have influence.