Corbyn: Labor Will Recognize Palestinian State if We Win General Election (VIDEO)

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Baqa'a, one of the largest Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. (Photo: via MEMO)

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would recognize a Palestinian state as soon as it takes office, during his speech to the party’s conference in Liverpool.

To widespread applause, Corbyn said the party would recognize a state of Palestine in order to implement the UN-brokered two-state solution.

Corbyn stated:

“But a quarter of a century on from the Oslo Accords we are no closer to justice or peace and the Palestinian tragedy continues, while the outside world stands by.”

He added:

“And in order to help make that two-state settlement a reality, we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office.”

The Labor leader also condemned the killing of largely unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza during the Great March of Return at the hands of Israeli Army soldiers since the six-week demonstration kicked off on March 30.

Taking aim at the “ongoing denial of justice and rights to the Palestinian people,” he said:

“Our Party is united in condemning the shooting of hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza by Israeli forces and the passing of Israel’s discriminatory Nation-State Law.”

Tensions have heightened between Israel and the Occupied Territories of Palestine after US President Donald Trump effectively recognized Jerusalem as the country’s capital. The decision was widely protested in Palestine and abroad.

The UK government is avowedly committed to a two-state solution.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with Trump’s controversial decision to move the US embassy and said the UK had no intention to follow suit.

Britain was one among the 128 countries who voted in favor of a UN resolution condemning Trump’s decision.

(RT, PC, Social Media)

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  1. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party support the two-state solution. This literally means support for two states: one is a pathetically small remnant of real Palestine, planned to have no real sovereignty; the other is an apartheid state for Jewish people only which refuses the Palestinians’ right of return. This solution is a Zionist solution which leaves at least three-fourths of the Palestinian people displaced or, within the 1948-occupied lands, third-class citizens. This is what Corbyn and Labour support, so I do not share the momentary enthusiasm for Corbyn’s ‘pro-Palestinian’ speech at the Labour conference. A majority of Palestinians oppose the two-state solution.

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