Labour shadow Middle East minister writes to FCDO on coexistence support

Labour’s shadow Middle East Minister Bambos Charalambous MP has today written to Minister of State for Asia and the Middle East Amanda Milling calling on the government to provide “meaningful support to peacebuilding projects that can bring together Israelis and Palestinians”.

The letter specifically calls on the UK to use the forthcoming G7 summit in Munich to take a leading role in the delivery of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, as envisioned by the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) and as created by the U.S. Congress in December 2020 via the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act.

As noted in the letter, the Fund’s advisory board “recently provided unanimous support for exploring internationalisation of the project”, with an opportunity for the UK to “lead alongside its closest ally” in making the International Fund a reality.

Read the full letter below.