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MEMO to the Editor

Miliband in Palestine

Dear Editor,

Re: Ed Miliband: On the road to Jerusalem

It is interesting to see that Ed Miliband only condemns the "expansion" of Israel's illegal settlements (Ed Miliband: On the road to Jerusalem, 13 April). Does this mean that he accepts the existing settlement blocs, all of which are built on occupied land, and thus accepts Israel's ongoing ethnic cleansing and colonisation of Palestine? The Labour leader should put his leanings towards Israel prompted by his family history to one side and ask himself if he supports international law on this issue or not. And then he should let the rest of us know; given the publicity over his visit to the Holy Land, this will be an issue at the General Election about which Labour candidates will have to have answers.

Ibrahim Hewitt
Senior Editor,
Middle East Monitor