Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"We will welcome the renewed focus on the Arab Peace Initiative embodied in the recent letter by 22 states calling for President-elect Obama to prioritise achieving a comprehensive peace and we want to seek to build on the progress that has been made after Annapolis which was undertaken by President Bush and then made in negotiations over the past year... I think it is important to recognise that the Arab Peace Initiative, the 22 Arab States calling on President-elect Obama to prioritise the achieving of a comprehensive plan, is a very important development indeed. It is the 22 Arab countries coming behind progress that can happen quickly in their view. Asking the Presidency in America to take this as an urgent priority, and we are very much of the same view and we will do our best to promote that initiative."
Press conference held at the London Business Forum on Trade and Investment with Palestine, www.number10.gov.uk, Dec. 15, 2008
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Adviser, World Economic Forum, 2011-present
Member of Parliament, Labour Party, United Kingdom, 1983-2007, 2010-present
52nd Prime Minister, United Kingdom, 2007-2010
Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom, 1997-2007
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom, 1992-1997
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade, United Kingdom, 1989-1992
Current Affairs Editor, Scottish Television, 1980-1983
Lecturer in Politics, Glasgow College of Technology, 1976-1980
PhD, History, Edinburgh University, 1982
MA, First Class Honours, History, Edinburgh University, 1972