British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to recognize Palestinian state as soon as his party takes office in case of winning upcoming elections
“In order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn said on Wednesday afternoon at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, northwest England.
Corbyn received a standing ovation when he made the announcement, and people waved Palestinian flags from the audience.
An open critic of Israel’s crimes against the people of Palestine, Corbyn has drawn fire from his opponents by speaking in favor of the people of Palestine and against Israel’s repressive policies.
In June, Corbyn announced his government would make the shift in foreign policy during a visit to Jordan. “I think there has to be a recognition of the rights of the Palestinian people to their own state which we as a Labour Party said we…