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November 12, 2014 11:56 am

French Parliament to Vote This Month on Recognition of Palestinian State

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ABC News/AP – France’s National Assembly will vote this month on a largely symbolic resolution in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state, hoping it could help end the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, officials said Wednesday.

Approval by the lower and more powerful chamber of parliament would send a signal to President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government, which has final say. The Socialist president hasn’t spoken on the matter recently, but he supported “international recognition” of a Palestinian state on the campaign trail two years ago and parliamentary leaders have recently consulted Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on the matter.

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