Saturday Jeremy Corbyn while on a trip in Jordan announced via twitter that if elected his Labour Party would recognize the sovereignty and independence of the State of Palestine. In his tweet he said “The next Labour government will recognize Palestine as a state as one step towards a genuine two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict”. Corbyn has been passionate about his belief that Palestine deserves its own state independent of Israeli control.
He recently attended an event protesting the centennial of the Balfour Declaration in 2017. Friday Corbyn Visited the Al Zaatari refugee camp near Jordan’s border with Syria. He stated on his twitter account Saturday morning that” I’ve come to Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a country which has taken in over a million Syrians who have fled their country’s ongoing war.The UK must do far more to help bring about a negotiated end to the conflict in Syria”. The Labour Party narrowly lost to Theresa May in 2017 and recent polls show both parties at a dead tie. Corbyn who has rallied to pull British troops out of Afghanistan and other entanglements in the world and focus on UK domestic policy has become one of ever increasing popularity in the UK. It remains to be seen if Corbyn with his policy will be able to win the UK general election.