LONDON (The Thursday Times) — Jemima Khan, née Goldsmith, the ex-wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan, recently made a statement on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict that diverges from her ex-husband’s firm pro-Palestine stance. Her comments come amidst heightened tensions in the region, marked by a series of violent exchanges between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants.
Jemima took to social media to express her views on the conflict, stating, “I stand with the innocent human beings on both sides of this conflict. Condemn both.” This neutral stance is a departure from Imran Khan’s well-known pro-Palestine position. Imran Khan has consistently supported Palestine during his term as the Prime Minister, which he served until 2020.
I stand with the innocent human beings on both sides of this conflict.
Condemn both. pic.twitter.com/sh8hsVLHHJ
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) October 9, 2023
Imran Khan’s alignment with the Palestinian cause was underscored by his famous remark that only animals could be neutral in the face of humanitarian conflicts, indicating a clear partisan stance. His condemnation of Israeli actions and unwavering support for Palestine was a hallmark of his prime ministerial term, mirroring Pakistan’s long-standing diplomatic position.
Meanwhile, Ben Goldsmith, Jemima Khan’s brother, has shown sympathy towards the Zionist cause, creating a complex web of political and personal dynamics surrounding the individuals involved. Goldsmith’s alignment showcases the diverse range of opinions and affiliations within Jemima Khan’s close circle. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to evoke strong reactions globally, with prominent figures choosing sides or calling for peace amidst the harrowing human cost.
Despite the political divergences, Jemima Khan continues to play a pivotal role in the lives of her two sons with Imran Khan, Sulaiman Isa Khan and Qasim Khan. Apart from being actively involved in their upbringing, she has also been a support system for Imran Khan’s daughter from a previous relationship, Tyrian White. Jemima’s dedication to her family has been evident through various public appearances and social media posts, where she often shares glimpses of her life with her sons and Imran Khan’s daughter.