Malcolm Cole, LNP candidate for Moreton

Party positions on the Question of Palestine
September 2013 Federal Election, Moreton electorate, Queensland

Two responses – both posted below:

Thank-you for your email.  I apologise that it’s taken me a while to respond.  This is an area of particular interest to me.  I have studied international relations and as a senior adviser to Alexander Downer during his time as Foreign Minister I participated in dialogue with the leadership of both Israel and the Palestinian Territories in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The Coalition strongly supports a lasting and sustainable peace solution in the Middle East and the rights of the Palestinian and Israeli peoples to live peacefully and safely within internationally recognised borders. We believe this can be achieved by accommodating the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people with recognition of Israel’s right to exist through a two-state solution. A Coalition Government would support international efforts aimed at achieving a lasting two-state peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Best wishes, Malcolm Cole.


 

Thank-you for your email.  As I hope you’ll have seen by now, I try to approach these issues with an open mind.  I have studied international relations and, while I haven’t travelled in the holy lands as much as you have, while I was senior adviser to Alexander Downer I participated in dialogue with the leadership of both Israel and the Palestinian Territories in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The Coalition’s position is that we strongly support a lasting and sustainable peace solution in the Middle East and the rights of the Palestinian and Israeli peoples to live peacefully and safely within internationally recognised borders. We believe this can be achieved by accommodating the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people with recognition of Israel’s right to exist through a two-state solution. A Coalition Government would support international efforts aimed at achieving a lasting two-state peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Best wishes,
Malcolm Cole