The European Parliament chamber in Strasbourg, France. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
(JNS.org) European Parliament members on Tuesday declined toÂ propose an initially plannedÂ motion that would have urged the European Union’s (EU) 28 member nations toÂ recognize a unilaterally establishedÂ Palestinian state.
Instead, theÂ EU Parliament’sÂ lawmakers proposed a resolution asking for the continuation of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Negotiators for the European People’s Party and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, parties that together hold a majority of the EU Parliament seats, issued a resolution stating that the EU Parliament “supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced.”
A voteÂ on the new resolution will take place Wednesday in Stasbourg, France.
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