U.K. Labour leader Miliband voices support for Palestinian state recognition

The leader of U.K.'s Labour Party Ed Miliband. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The leader of the British Labour Party, Ed Miliband, said Friday ahead of the U.K.'s May 7 national elections that he would support the recognition of a Palestinian state if that move would help bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Miliband, who is Jewish, referenced in his comments a symbolic vote held in the British parliament last year in favor of such recognition.

"What we said at the time of that vote was that it was a vote about the principle of recognition. And clearly a decision about when recognition would take place was dependent on how it would constructively help negotiations," he said, Reuters reported.

"I am not going to get into, today, speculation about when that would precisely be. That is a judgement we would have to take at the time," he added.

Posted on April 10, 2015 .