Annexation 1: In the first of this series, former UK Middle East Minister The Rt Hon Alistair Burt discusses with HE Dr. Husam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK, Palestinian perspectives on the upcoming Israeli annexation of parts of the Occupied Territories.
The Israeli government has suggested July 1 as a possible date for the effective annexation of parts of the West Bank, a move considered illegal under international law and one that could spell the end of any future possibility of a two-state solution.
CMEC is exploring how this plan might be executed, its potential impact on Israeli and Palestinian security and the implications this move might have for the UK.
In a series of exclusive CMEC Podcasts this week, former UK Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, speaks to H.E. Dr Husam Zomlot Head of the Palestinian Mission to the UK, H.E. Mark Regev Ambassador of Israel to the UK, Nickolay Mladenov UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and Ian Black, author and senior fellow at LSE Middle East Centre.
The views expressed in the recording are those of the speakers alone.