A move is afoot in France to compel the government to officially recognize a Palestinian state.According to AFP, left-wing lawmakers in parliament are readying to submit a motion calling on the government to extend recognition.
Last month, the British parliament held a symbolic vote that recognized a Palestinian state. The Swedish government became the first EU actor to recognize Palestine.
Last month, a French lawmaker said Paris is making a grave mistake in saying it will recognize a Palestinian state if peace talks fail.
“Europe and France specifically refuse to recognize the reality, and think that if they recognize a Palestinian state, the conflict will end," Meir Habib said. "When will they wake up? The free world must unite and realize that recognizing a Palestinian state without negotiations at this time is a grave mistake that will be costly for Europe.
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