Tony Blair launches new Middle East peace initiative

Palestinian protestors clash with Israeli troops at the entrance of al-Bireh in teh West Bank on the outskirts of Ramallah on November 11, 2015Former British prime minister Tony Blair launched a new campaign for a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians in Jerusalem on Friday. Blair, who was an envoy for the Middle East peacemaking Quartet, said he was now acting as a private citizen to push for a negotiated settlement. “What I will do both here and throughout the region is work through this Initiative for the Middle East, as I call it, to try and push and promote…a political process in the framework of the Arab peace initiative, major change on the ground in Gaza and the West Bank, and Palestinian unity on the basis of peace,” he said.

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