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 Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour 11:52 am, 30th January 2020

My Lords, it would be no exaggeration to say that this proposal is controversial, but it is certainly not the endpoint. It is not even the beginning of the end, nor the end of the beginning. It being on the table might be the beginning of the beginning of a process. Surely both sides can discuss it, at the very least. Does the Minister agree that objecting from the outset, as the Palestinians have done, is not terribly helpful?