Until Civilisation 3000’s Elizabeth Way spoke of her meeting with her MP Roger Godsiff, now chairman of Labour friends of Palestine, the writer had no grasp of the geographical problems posed, which Mr Godsiff highlighted during the meeting. She had assumed that Palestine was a neighbouring country and saw no reason why it should not be autonomous.
The reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, reported on this site in May last year, boded well for the future, but this simple view was shattered by looking at the map below.
There seemed to be no sensible way forward until the situation in Pakistan – see map below – was recalled. This was resolved by East Pakistan breaking away and becoming Bangladesh.
Could there be a three-state solution as there has been on the Indian sub-continent?