Britain is Considering Recognizing Palestine – Cameron

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron. (Photo: Chatham House, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Britain will consider recognizing a Palestinian state which will build a “political horizon” for the Palestinians, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said.

Speaking to the Conservative Middle East Council in the House of Commons on Monday night, Cameron said that Britain has “a responsibility there because we should be starting to set out what a Palestinian state would look like – what it would comprise, how it would work,” the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported.

“That could be one of the things that helps to make this process irreversible,” he added, referring to a two-state solution. 

Sustainable Ceasefire 

Cameron also said that there are “hopeful signs” about the ongoing negotiations to achieve a truce. The real challenge, he said, is to “turn that pause into a sustainable ceasefire without a return to the fighting”.

This is why, according to the Foreign Secretary, it is time to “deliver the longer term political solution.”

“Although it is incredibly difficult, although efforts in the past have failed, we cannot give up,” he noted. According to the British newspaper The Independent, “Palestinian ambassador to the UK Husam Zomlot described the statements as ‘significant’ – but some senior Conservatives warned Rishi Sunak’s foreign secretary not to push too far or too fast.”

Fellow senior Tory Michael Ellis, for example, reportedly said the move could risk equipping “dangerous actors” with the “trimmings and capabilities of a state”.

Netanyahu Declares Israel’s Vision in Occupied Palestine – ‘From the River to the Sea’

Although Western leaders maintain that a two-state solution is still possible and would be the only long-term path to peace, Israeli leaders strongly disagree. 

In a televised message on January 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated that Israel “must have security control over all the territory west of the Jordan (River),” saying he had made this clear to Israel’s “American friends”.

“This is a necessary condition, and it conflicts with the idea of (Palestinian) sovereignty,” Netanyahu said in a televised news conference.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. Bull! they messed it up with the Balfour declaration. then did nothing while
    ” Israelica ” killed children for Zionism.
    obviously this is yet another smokescreen.

  2. No UK government is going to press for a solution that is beneficial for Palestinians. This is especially true for our Tory Party and Starmer led Labour.
    So we have to look at the real agenda for any statements. Could it be that the Tories are thinking this pretence at caring will secure votes?

  3. Cameron is either making sense to save short term sense prior to the general election or trying to turn Rishi and company into achieving what should have been the policy from the start. Two states, not one with a second class nation used as target practices for maltreatment and extermination.

    The west has been complicit in using Israel knowing that Israel has had support to remove Palestinians from the face of the earth. The holocaust led to Jews being exterminated. Unfortunately Zionism is now proving to be pursuing the same road as Nazi extremists. The world needs redemption – not sanctioning and stopping Israel is what righteous people require.

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