Palestinian Statehood

I believe that the only solution to the current Israeli-Palestinian impasse is the 2 state solution.

As it stands, the single greatest obstacle to peace in the region is the illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine.

They are the root cause of the cycle of violence between the two parties and through them, the Israeli government has inflict a brutal routine of repression on Palestinians for over 50 years.

As long as Palestinians do not have a recognised State, these settlements will continue to grow and injustice and bloodshed will not see an end.

I therefore voted in favour of urging EU member states to recognise Palestinian Statehood on 17th December 2014 and will continue to speak out to push for this symbolic to become a reality.