Israel: United States Diplomatic Representation - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 7th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbench 2:46 pm, 7th December 2017

My Lords, will the Minister confirm that it is the view of Her Majesty’s Government, and of the UN Security Council, that east Jerusalem is occupied territory? Will the Government not now consider this an opportune moment to follow the recommendation of your Lordships’ International Relations Committee and recognise Palestine as a state?