>Nick Clegg impresses at Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel lunch


Nick Clegg today addressed a packed lunch hosted by the Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel. The Deputy Prime Minister gave a very impressive speech, reiterating his support for a two state solution. He also said that while he thought that the party has been right to speak out in support of the Palestinian people, they had not always struck the right balance in equally supporting the state of Israel, and he would look to redress this in the future. In just a short time the speech went beyond a simple good vs bad argument, and took a fair and nuanced approach to the Middle East.  This was an important bridge building mission, as often there have been tensions between the Liberal Democrats and the British Jewish community. 

The speech was filmed, and VN will put up the link when it is live.

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