Boris Johnson praises Trump’s Middle East peace plan at PMQs


Boris Johnson has lavished praise on Donald Trump’s vision for Middle East peace, after Jeremy Corbyn criticised the plan for failing to gain the support of any Palestinians.

The prime minister said Trump’s plan “has the merits of a two state solution”, even though it has been criticised for offering Israel a wishlist of its long-held demands while promising Palestinians a potential “state” with severe restrictions.

At prime minister’s questions in the Commons on Wednesday, the outgoing Labour leader called on Johnson to stand up to the US and tell Trump “frankly and candidly that on this you are wrong”.

He said: “It will annex Palestinian territory, lock in illegal Israeli colonisation, transfer Palestinian citizens of Israel and deny Palestinian people their fundamental rights“.

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