The Commonwealth, Israel and Palestine

Britain's newly signed Commonwealth Charter could provide a possible framework for peace between Israel and Palestine

March 17, 2013 15:35
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British flags wave in Sirte, Libya.

British flags 311. (photo credit: Reuters)

On March 11, 2013, Queen Elizabeth formally signed the “Commonwealth Charter” - a document that delineates, for the first time, 16 core values shared by the nations of the Commonwealth and their governments. 

The Commonwealth is an aspect of contemporary life that most people know little about. Yet the Commonwealth has the potential to exert an enormous positive power on global politics as is further attested by the recent charter. However, what it has failed to demonstrate so far, and still may lack, is the drive to provide positive leadership on the world stage in favor of the core values it professes.


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