British Middle East Policy After the Election: A Broader Approach

Whoever takes office after the British general election must conduct a comprehensive review of the country’s posture in the Middle East. Siding with the United States, whoever presides in Washington, may seem logical, given the extent of US influence in the region. Yet anti-Americanism has dramatically increased since September 11 2001, because of the invasion of Iraq, the extent of US support for Israel and seeming disregard for Palestinian rights and grievances. A broader, more eclectic approach might be better, and Europe – including Britain – has clout.

The World Today Published 1 February 2010 Updated 14 October 2020 4 minute READ

Rosemary Hollis

Former Director, Olive Tree Israeli-Palestinian Scholarship Programme, City, University of London

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