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Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 8:53 pm on 13th October 2014.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Opposition Whip (Commons) 8:53 pm, 13th October 2014

My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. Hundreds of constituents have also written to me on this matter, and it was discussed by the Hounslow-Ramallah Twinning Association last Friday night. Does she agree that a downside of our not supporting Palestinian statehood today could be that it will give succour to those who do not want to see a political settlement?