Dr. Ashrawi addresses senior UK policy makers in the UK’s Middle East Peace Process conference

PNN/Ramallah

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Thursday March 17, addressed senior UK policy makers in the UK’s Middle East Peace Process conference in Ramallah.

In a lecture entitled, “Internationalization of the Conflict,” Dr. Ashrawi provided a comprehensive assessment of Israel’s continued breach of international law and international humanitarian law, political options for the future, the European Union’s (EU) anti-settlement guidelines, the French initiative to organize an international peace conference, and Palestinian efforts at the ICC.

Dr. Ashrawi also stressed the imperative of the international community, in particular the EU member states, to adopt a new political and multilateral strategy to end the occupation and to build an independent and viable Palestinian state within a specific and binding timeframe.

At the end of the lecture, Dr. Ashrawi answered questions on multilateral engagement, Israeli myths that dominate the mainstream media, the U.S. monopoly over the failed peace process, and the status of the internal situation and reconciliation.