Yom Sheini, 18 Av 5779
Monday, 19 August 2019
Deputy PM writes to Liberal Judaism

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has written to Liberal Judaism chairman Lucian J Hudson on the topic of Israel.

Lucian wrote to all three major UK political party leaders in September, outlining Liberal Judaism’s support for a two-state solution and the need for the diverse range of views within the Jewish community to be heard.

The Prime Minister wrote back in October expressing his support for this stance, and now the Deputy Prime Minister has followed suit.

Mr Clegg wrote a substantial reply, telling how he shared Lucian’s concerns and outlining the Government’s support for a peace process.

He continued: “I can assure you that the Middle East Peace Process continues to be one of our principal foreign policy priorities.

“Like you, we are firmly committed to a negotiated two-state solution, and we want to see a negotiated agreement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state on 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a just, fair and agreed solution for refugees.

“We do not underestimate the challenges, but if both parties show bold leadership, it is possible."

Please click here to read Nick Clegg's letter in full.