Middle East voice
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-07-26
MPs outside Parliament
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Houses of Parliament to send a message of hope and peace to Israelis and Palestinians.
The event organised by OneVoice Movement saw high profile MPs including Labour's Shahid Malik and the Tory's David Lidington take part along with more than two dozen other MPs.
OneVoice recently opened a UK office in London to complement its Middle East offices in Gaza City, Ramallah and Tel Aviv. The organisation claims its aim is "to create a mass civil movement simultaneously amongst Israelis and Palestinians that would re-invigorate the peace process from the grassroots."
Despite Malik and Lidington coming from opposing parties, both MPs commented that peace in Northern Ireland can show what is possible to end conflicts between previous warring factions.
OneVoice will be screening the messages to Israelis and Palestinians on October 18.