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Israel and Palestine

Volume 686: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of the United States on the case for advancing proposals for the peace process between Israel and Palestine which will not be vetoed in the United Nations Security Council.[HL7715]

We, along with our US partners, remain fully committed to the road map as the way forward for the Middle East peace process (MEPP). Both the Israeli Government and Palestinian President Abbas are also committed to this way forward.

In the past five years, both the UK and the US have voted for the following UN Security Council resolutions on the MEPP: 1397 (2002), on a two-state solution, 1402 (2002), 1403 (2002) and 1405 (2002) on events in the Occupied Territories and 1515 (2003) which endorsed the quartet (EU, US, UN and Russia) road map. We will continue to discuss proposals to move the peace process forward with our US partners.