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    Palestinian Statehood Becoming a Reality in Europe

Palestinian Statehood Becoming a Reality in Europe

While Palestinians and Israelis fail to negotiate with each other in the hope of attaining a lasting peace, European nations are moving forward to give Palestine Statehood and a full membership in the United Nations. Sweden became the first major European nation to vote in favor of the PLO which has been waiting since 1948 to be recognized. Great Britain has taken a symbolic vote. Ireland and Spain have acted

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    Palestinian Statehood Becoming Closer

Palestinian Statehood Becoming Closer

On November 28th, France’s National Assembly will vote to recognize a Palestinian Statehood. Although the vote will only be symbolic, it urges the government to follow the United Kingdom which recently set the precedent. Is Palestinian Statehood becoming closer? Sweden became the first major European country to officially recognize Palestine on October 30th. Other European nations are threatening to follow their Scandinavian brothers. Frustration is growing in Europe over the

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    Israeli Brass Lobby for Peace

Israeli Brass Lobby for Peace

Last week Sweden became the first major European Nation to recognize the Palestinian State. There is reason to believe that their move could be the beginning of a change in attitude around the world. The latest change in the situation was a bit of a surprise. Former Israeli brass are lobbying for peace. In a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 105 retired generals and intelligence chiefs supported negotiations with

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    Sweden Accepts the Palestinian State

Sweden Accepts the Palestinian State

In a move which has upset the United States and Israel, Sweden officially recognized and accepted the Palestinian State. In reaction to Sweden’s declaration, the Israeli ambassador to the Scandinavian Country was ordered to come home. Palestinian officials said that they hoped this ‘courageous’ move would influence other European Nations to follow their lead. Previously two other members of the EU, Malta and Cyprus, gave full recognition to the Palestinian

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