New travel requirements for Labor MPs

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NSW Labor leader Luke Foley announced today that any Labor MPs receiving assisted travel to Israel would be expected to spend an equivalent time in the West Bank and/or Gaza to hear the case of the Palestinians.

Labor believes in a two-state solution. A two-state solution must be built on understanding the perspective of two peoples.

“This arrangement will mean MPs understand the Palestinian as well as the Israeli case,” Mr Foley said.

“In that spirit I would expect all members of the parliamentary party who are assisted to travel to Israel would spend an equivalent time talking to Palestinians on the West Bank and/or in the Gaza Strip.

“The MPs need to see the conditions under which Palestinian people live.”

Mr Foley urged the Premier to match this commitment when it comes to travel to the Middle East by members of his Party.