CMEC hosted a Palestine Program roundtable event last night entitled: Palestine - prospects for statehood & the case for recognition.
Sir Vincent Fean KCVO, former Consul General to Jerusalem, and William Sieghart CBE, Chairman of Forward Thinking, considered the current situation in Israel/Palestine, what hope there is for Palestinian statehood and what impact British recognition of a Palestinian state might have.
The discussion also addressed the recent UN resolution against Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the potential impact of Donald Trump on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and the UK's role in supporting a peaceful two-state settlement.
The event was chaired by CMEC Chairman The Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire KCMG MP.
Watch the event in full: