Thursday 13 August 2020 / 6:05 PM Foreign Policy / Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy responds to diplomatic agreement between Israel and the UAE

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the diplomatic agreement between Israel and the UAE, said:

“This agreement is an important step forward and we welcome the normalisation of relations between Israel and the UAE. We also welcome the suspension of proposals by Israel to annex large parts of the West Bank – an act that would have been in clear violation of international law and one opposed by governments around the world.

“The Labour Party is hopeful that this announcement will be the first step towards the full withdrawal of annexation proposals, and that this can be a catalyst for a meaningful and lasting peace to be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians – an outcome we believe can only be achieved by a peaceful two-state solution in the Middle East.”