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Jerusalem: Sovereignty

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1281, tabled on 3 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the competing claims to the territory of East Jerusalem and the prospects for a likely resolution to such claims.

Answered on

11 February 2020

The UK's longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process is clear and has not changed: we support a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state; based on 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for refugees. A final determination of the status of Jerusalem should be sought as part of a negotiated settlement between Israelis and Palestinians.