Change My Mind: Will A UN Vote On Palestinian Statehood Undermine The Peace Process?

28/11/2012 11:36 | Updated 28 November 2012

Reports in the press suggest the UK government is preparing to recognise Palestine as a state in its own right.

Foreign secretary William Hague is expected to tell MPs today that the coalition is in favour of Palestinians having non-member status at the United Nations.

But Israeli officials have said such a move would be unilateral, unwelcome and unhelpful. So, will an UN vote on Palestinian statehood undermine the peace process?? Or is it the only way to guarantee self-determination for the occupied Palestinians and a two-state solution to the conflict?

Below, Toby Greene, head of research for Bicom (Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre), debates Richard Burden MP, chair of the Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group.

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