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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 Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 8:53 pm, 13th October 2014

I totally and utterly agree.

It is time to recognise a Palestinian state, a right they have long deserved, and use that recognition as a path to a wider process of negotiation—two equal states living side by side in peace and security and sharing in prosperity. We cannot stand here today, say that we believe in that goal of a two-state solution and then stand by and refuse to recognise one of the states. I encourage the House to take this opportunity and support the motion.