France’s Senate has narrowly approved a resolution asking the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in hopes that could be a tool in negotiations for lasting Mideast peace.
Legislators and officials around Europe are increasingly pushing for two states, disappointed with stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.
French senators voted 154-146 Thursday in favor of a non-binding resolution “inviting” the French government to recognize Palestine. The lower house of France’s Parliament adopted a similar measure last week but by a much larger margin.
The French government supports a two-state solution but says it’s too early for outright recognition, as some senators argued. France, a veto-holding member of the U.N. Security Council, is trying to tamp out rising anti-Semitism at home and to maintain good relations with Israel and Arab governments.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر