Time for Israel to Take Risks for Peace

There can be only a political, not military, solution to the fear and suffering of Israelis and Palestinians. The UK Labour Party believes that supporting the Palestinian bid for enhanced UN recognition offers a way to restart the political process and offers a way forward for both sides.

News of a ceasefire having been agreed is of course to be welcomed, but this is not the end of the diplomatic work but its start. This temporary truce must now be turned into a durable peace if we are not, in time, to witness even more suffering and even more loss of life.