Balfour Project Chair, Sir Vincent Fean, will be giving his impressions on how the US election results will affect the situation in Palestine/Israel.
Sir Vincent Fean is member of the British Diplomatic Service (DS) 1975-2014, his last post was as Consul-General, Jerusalem (2010-14), responsible locally for British Government relations with the Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – what Vincent calls Palestine. Before Jerusalem, he was Ambassador to Libya, and previously High Commissioner to Malta. He studied Arabic in the DS. Vincent advocates equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians, and British Government recognition of the state of Palestine alongside Israel on pre-June 1967 lines. He is also a trustee of British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians, and a Patron of the Britain Palestine Friendship and Twinning Network. He is secretary of an informal Cross Party Group on Palestine/Israel at Westminster.