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Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 6:01 pm on 13th October 2014.

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Photo of Malcolm Rifkind Malcolm Rifkind Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament 6:01 pm, 13th October 2014

I will not take issue with the right hon. Gentleman on that, but I think that the boundaries are perhaps the least of the problems that we are addressing. I am saying something that has applied to British policy for generations, as it has to the policies of other countries. We recognise a state when the territory in question has a Government, an army, military capability—[Interruption.] That might not be something of which hon. Gentlemen would approve—