Neath MP Peter Hain tells our Political Editor Adrian Masters more about his concerns about the long-held, long-term aim for peace in the Middle East. In a lecture at Swansea he says a 'two-state solution' may no longer be achievable.
Speaking as a former Middle East Minister, Mr Hain says there are formidable difficulties in the way of creating a single state with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians. But he says unless a solution is found 'the conflict and the bloody terrorism' in the region will continue.
The former cabinet minister, Peter Hain, has questioned whether or not a long-held aim for peace in the Middle East is achievable. He makes the remarks in a public lecture at Swansea University tonight.
Speaking as a former minister with responsibility for the Middle East, the Neath MP says the 'two-state solution' of a separate Israel and Palestine existing side by side is looking increasingly unlikely because of sustained Israeli settlement on land earmarked for a possible Palestinian state.
And he says it may be time to consider an alternative solution: a single state with Israelis and Palestinians given equal rights.