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Israel and Palestine

Volume 711: debated on Thursday 11 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the speech by President Obama in Cairo on 4 June proposing two viable states in Israel and Palestine. [HL4122]

The UK welcomes President Obama's early engagement and determination to work towards resolving the Israel-Palestinian issue. We support fully President Obama's emphasis on the need for Israel to end all settlement activity, the need for Palestinians to renounce violence, the importance of a two-state solution, and the importance of stimulating the Palestinian economy.