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Alistair Burt

Alistair Burt is a former UK Member of Parliament who has twice held ministerial positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office — as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 2010 to 2013 and as Minister of State for the Middle East from 2017 to 2019. Twitter: @AlistairBurtUK

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Civil society key to future of Israeli-Palestinian peace-building

The agony of Gaza goes on. No one should mistake the well-meaning efforts of delivering aid through airdrops or the proposed construction of a temporary port for Gaza as anything other than a dramatic failure of conventional, efficient delivery, due to restrictions placed upon its access.

March 12, 2024

Cameron’s statement changes nothing, yet everything has changed

David Cameron’s remarks last week on the UK’s approach to the recognition of a Palestinian state must be regarded as further evidence of a notable shift in the position of the UK on all matters pertaining to the Middle East peace process.

February 04, 2024

Crown prince’s UK visit will benefit both kingdoms

Well-sourced leaks emerged from the British government late last week that an invitation to visit the UK had been offered to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following a phone call between him and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday.

August 19, 2023