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Should the government decide to abstain from the UN vote on Palestinian statehood, it will serve to perpetuate a moribund peace process and further marginalise the UK in Middle Eastern affairs

By Guy Burton

Abstract

As the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN looms closer, Britain remains non-committal and hints that it will abstain from the Security Council vote. Claims that such a move will encourage both sides back to the negotiating table are false, writes Guy Burton, and are indicative of political beliefs that favour a relationship with the US over that with the nations of the Middle East

Topics: JN101 Great Britain, JZ International relations
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:39075
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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