Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party, said he will immediately recognize a Palestinian state if he is elected to lead the British government.
His comments were reported by The Times of Israel and came during an address at a Liverpool conference Wednesday.
"A quarter of a century on from the Oslo Accords, we are no closer to justice or peace and the Palestinian tragedy continues, while the outside world stands by," he said.
"And in order to help make that two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office."
The newspaper said he also referred to anti-Semitism scandals dogging him in recent months.
"Ours is the party of equality for all — the party that has pioneered every progressive initiative to root out racism from our society,” he said.
But, he added "being anti-racist means we must listen to those communities suffering discrimination and abuse."
"The row over anti-Semitism has caused immense hurt and anxiety in the Jewish community and great dismay in the Labour Party," he said. "But I hope we can work together to draw a line under it.”
According to the BBC, Labour is hoping to force a general election within months.
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