Labor conference votes for a Shorten government to recognise Palestinian statehood

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Tony Burke says Labor recognises ‘the Palestinians also deserve a land of their own’

The federal ALP has moved closer to embracing Palestinian statehood, with the national conference passing the strongest resolution in its history calling on the next Labor government to proceed with recognition.

The resolution passed during the closing session of the 2018 conference, supporting “the recognition and right of Israel and Palestine to exist as two states within secure and recognised borders” and “calls on the next Labor government to recognise Palestine as a state”.

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