this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.There hasn't been much news about the debate and I have to say I don't feel particularly moved by it but then Ive never claimed to support the so-called two state solution. But Zionists here in the UK have gone into collective panic.
The first thing I noticed was a post to Harry's Place by a chap called Stephen Hoffman. Actually that's where I got the text of the motion from. Here's what Zionists are suggesting should be done to neutralise the motion:
At end, add’, on the conclusion of successful peace negotiations between the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority.which of course means, this House believes that the Government should never recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.
Now the original motion is pretty weak and open to interpretation. A state of Palestine alongside Israel could be in Syria, Jordan, Egypt or Lebanon. But according to the Jewish Chronicle,
The [Zionist] activist said MPs backing the motion had been "very clever. The motion is very blandly worded and could be interpreted as being supportive of a two-state solution, which all key groups here support".Yup, it's certainly bland but how could the words "recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel" be open to any interpretation other than support for a two state solution?
Ah I know, the JC very smartly avoiding quoting the motion so here it is again just in case Marcus Dysch (who else?) happens to pop by:
this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of IsraelBad news for one staters like me but why is the JC so down on it it won't even show it to its readers?