Wednesday, December 03, 2014

France National Asembly recognizes Palestinian State

French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, following similar moves in Britain and Spain as European countries try to restart the stalled Middle East peace process. 

The highly symbolic vote in the lower house National Assembly is not binding on French government policy but sparked criticism from Israel, whose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned it would be a “grave mistake.”

Read more: French parliament votes to recognize Palestinian state 


JG: Big applause for France, Britain and Spain!

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