CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 1994

UK to mediate Israeli-Palestine conflict

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In a recent press conference, the U.K. press secretary announced that “the United Kingdom has taken action on the Israeli-Palestine conflict,” and they are now “hoping to engage in peace talks between Palestine and Israel,” adding that the United States will hopefully join.

The U.K. is eager to stop any forms of violence between the two groups, adding that their goal is “either a ceasefire or [to] completely diffuse the situation.” The United Kingdom has expressed a surprisingly adamant desire to stop the conflict, directly asserting, “this is currently our top priority.”

When asked about possible military involvement, the delegate simply stated that “At this point, we don’t want to take military action. We want to find peace.”

The United Kingdom’s cabinet also mentioned that they plan on reaching out to the United States to help mediate the conflict. When asked if the US planned on cooperating with the U.K., the U.S., delegate affirmed that in the past, they “have encouraged this peace negotiation,” and continued, adding, “I’m frankly delighted that this is happening.”

This does present good news in regards to cooling the conflict, but we can’t be sure just yet. The delegate made sure to mention that he “cannot speak for the entirety of the U.S. government.” However, it seems that the others will agree, as he added after that he is “very certain” that rest of the cabinet will agree to join the peace talks.

Image: Jews for Justice for Palestinians