Israel doing 'immense damage' to peace process Nick Clegg says

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David Green ‎...and in 2014 Scotland will vote on possible independence from the union - so much for "united kingdom"
(telegraph.co.uk) Nick Clegg tilted Britain’s Middle East policy sharply towards the Palestinians on Monday with an attack on Israel’s settlement policies in the West Bank.

Adrian Blomfield(By , Middle East Correspondent ( 8:41PM GMT 16 Jan 2012)
The Deputy Prime Minister drew a hostile reaction from Israel by saying the government’s continued construction on internationally recognised Palestinian land was “an act of deliberate vandalism” that undermined the basis of the Middle East peace process. In some of the most critical language ever used by a senior European politician in government, Mr Clegg accused Israel of making the likelihood of a negotiated settlement to the conflict impossible to deliver. “It is an act of deliberate vandalism to the basic premise on which negotiations have taken place for years and years and years,” Mr Clegg said. He said there was “no stronger supporter of Israel than myself as a beacon of democracy in the region”, but added: “The continued existence of illegal settlements risks making facts on the ground such that a two-state solution becomes unviable. “That, in turn, will do nothing to safeguard the security of Israel itself or of Israeli citizens. That is why I condemn the continued illegal settlement activity in the strongest possible terms.”
.......Clegg is still just an opposition party that has never controlled UK politics. while yes it is disconcerting.... it also is a voice of the weaker face of the UK people. It would be like judging America by Ron Paul.

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