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Criticism of Israel is completely justified

Theresa May is right to criticise US Secretary of State John Kerry for his belated criticism of Israel.

Israel did little to achieve the desired goal of a two-State solution based on the consensus legitimacy of the international community.

However, why did it take Mr Kerry so long to acknowledge and grasp fundamental Palestinian grievances?

We are always being presented with an unprecedented opportunity to re-imagine the future and break with the grim past and for Jerusalem to symbolise a united city for followers of the three monotheistic faiths.

As King Abdullah II of Jordan previously put it: "The solution to the conflict lies in an end of the occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian State on national Palestinian soil."

DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

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