Middle East Peace Plan - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:52 am on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Lamont of Lerwick Lord Lamont of Lerwick Conservative 11:52 am, 30th January 2020

My Lords, I share some of the reservations that have been expressed about the position that the Government have taken, but could I ask for clarification on two points? First, some press reports have said that the proposals actually double the land available to the Palestinians. Where is this extra land coming from? Is it just the bits in the desert bordering Egypt? Secondly, do the Government actually approve of the annexation of the Jordan Valley, thus cutting Palestine off from Jordan?