LONDON (Reuters) – British International Secretary James Cleverly will journey to Israel and the Palestinian territories this week, the place he’ll press for renewed dialogue on a two-state resolution and a dedication to addressing threats to regional safety, together with threats from Iran.
In the course of the go to, which begins Monday, Cleverley is scheduled to carry talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh.
In a speech at a global safety convention on Tuesday, Cleverly will talk about the safety challenges going through Israel and the Palestinian territories, in addition to the significance of the two-state resolution.
An announcement stated that it could accuse Iran of “enabling terrorism” by way of its assist for the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad actions.
“The UK and Israel are working carefully collectively to maintain our folks secure,” Cleverley stated forward of his journey. He pledged to “renew our shut safety partnership within the face of unacceptable threats from the Iranian regime.”
He’ll maintain talks with Israeli International Minister Eli Cohen and attend an indication of the Israeli Iron Dome missile protection system.
Throughout his go to to the Palestinian territories, Cleverly will go to the Jalazoun refugee camp within the West Financial institution to see the Palestinian refugees.
Violence within the West Financial institution has worsened over the previous yr as a result of repeated Israeli raids and Palestinian assaults within the streets.
Prospects for reviving US-brokered peace talks geared toward establishing a Palestinian state within the West Financial institution, Gaza and East Jerusalem stay low practically a decade after their collapse.
The Palestinians take pleasure in restricted self-rule within the West Financial institution and are nonetheless divided between a Western-backed administration and the armed Hamas motion, which refuses to coexist with Israel. Many within the present Israeli authorities reject the institution of a Palestinian state.
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Enhancing by Edmund Blair)