Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

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MPs back Palestinian statehood alongside Israel

Today, Parliament made history by voting to recognise the state of Palestine. 

Today, Parliament made history by voting to recognise the state of Palestine. 

Palestinian statehood is not a gift to be given but a right to be recognised and that is why since 2011 Labour has supported Palestinian recognition at the United Nations.

I fully support two states living side by side in peace, and recognised by all of their neighbours and it is clear that the events of recent months only underline the dangers for both Palestinians and Israelis of a resumption of violence and bloodshed.

Labour is clear that this conflict will only be resolved through negotiations. However after decades of diplomatic failure there are those on all sides that today question whether a two-state solution is any longer possible.

Please click the link below to read my speech during the debate:

http://tinyurl.com/lfbnm37

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