Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Government Would Quickly Recognise Palestine “As A Full State”
The United States’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its Embassy there was a “catastrophic mistake.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognise a Palestinian state “very early on”.

“I think there has to be a recognition of the rights of the Palestinian people to their own state, which we as a Labour Party said we would recognize in government as a full state as part of the United Nations,”

Corbyn said the United States’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its Embassy there was a “catastrophic mistake.”

During his first international trip outside Europe, the Leader visited Zaatari, Jordan’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, and he said his party would push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

Jeremy Corbyn on his visit to the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan on Friday.

Britain could do more to take in displaced Syrians, particularly unaccompanied children.”  he said, “government efforts have been very, very small compared to others in Europe, including Germany.”

“the UK government’s quota of 20,000 refugees is very, very small compared to any other European country,” Corbyn added.

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The Leader also promised that Labour government would “work very, very hard to regenerate the peace process” in Syria.

Corbyn told the Associated Press that without a solution in Syria, “the conflict will continue, more people will die in Syria and many many more will go to refugee camps, either here in Jordan or come to Europe or elsewhere,”

The Labour Leader is to visit a decades-old camp for Palestinians uprooted due to the Israeli occupation on Saturday.

He said “there is no place whatsoever for anti-Semitism in our society,” adding, “There has to be a peace process, and there has to be a right of the Palestinian people to live in peace, as well as the right of Israel (to live in peace).”

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