Wednesday, October 18th | 28 Tishri 5778

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
December 11, 2014 4:21 pm

French Senate, Irish Parliament Pass Non-Binding Palestinian Statehood Measures

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "French Senate, Irish Parliament Pass Non-Binding Palestinian Statehood Measures" to a friend

Luxembourg Palace. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.org – The French Senate and the Irish Parliament have passed non-binding measures calling on their respective governments to recognize unilateral Palestinian statehood.

French senators voted by a narrow margin of 152-146 to “invite” the French government to recognize “Palestine,” while also calling for an “immediate restarting” of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The vote comes on the heels of a similar motion by France’s lower chamber, the National Assembly, to call on the government to recognize a Palestinian state.

Meanwhile, the Irish Dail, the lower house of the country’s parliament, also voted to adopt a non-binding measure to recognize Palestinian statehood. The Irish Senate approved a similar measure back in October.

Related coverage

October 1, 2017 8:23 pm
7

Catalonia Independence Activist: Jewish Community Split Over Secession Vote

The Jewish community in Catalonia is “heavily split” on the question of possible independence for the region of northeast Spain,...

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon slammed the Irish decision, saying that the Irish Parliament was giving a voice to “statements of hatred and anti-Semitism directed at Israel in a way which we have not heard before,” The Associated Press reported.

“Europeans may have nothing but good intentions, but recognizing ‘Palestine’ without the PA (Palestinian Authority) first achieving a settlement with Israel is ultimately misguided. It would be a setback for the quest for real peace and the establishment of a real Palestinian state,” Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the American Jewish Committee’s Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, recently told JNS.org.

The Danish government will also vote on the issue in early January, while the Swedish government already officially recognized “Palestine” at the end of October. Symbolic votes on Palestinian statehood recently took place in the parliaments of Britain and Spain, and a vote by the European Parliament on such recognition is expected in mid-December.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • victoria brandeis

    AGAIN AGAIN AND AGAIN……THERE ARE NO PALESTINIANS…AND, NO PALESTINE…..FOR THOSE WHO DO AND VOTE TO CHOKE ISRAEL I THINK A LITTLE BIT OF EDUCATION CAN GO A LONG WAY…..HOWEVER…..HATRED CONTINUES AS I SEE …..AND, HAVE SEEN SINCE I WAS A CHILD…..I CAN NOT EDUCATE THOSE WHO NEED IT BUT I CAN LET YOU KNOW YOUR BALANCING YOUR LIFE BETWEEN EVIL AND DEATH….ALL YOURS…….SO , PLEASE DON’T TAKE ANYONE WITH YOU ON THESE DEATH TRIPS OF THE MIND OR MOUTH……GO ALONE AND TAKE ALL THAT BELONGS TO YOU WITH YOU…..INTO THE FIRE

  • The 1920 SAN REMO Treaty which legally allocated the entire Palestine Mandate to the Jewish people and the exclusive political rights. It also designated the British as trustee for the Jewish people until the Jews were capable to take over their ancestral land.
    The Arabs were also assigned 21 States by the same Allied Powers. If you question the borders of Israel you must question and redraw the borders of the 21 Arab states and return Jordan to be part of Israel as originally Mandated by the San Remo Treaty.
    The Arabs have no legal, historical or moral claim on any part of Greater Israel including Greater Jerusalem. There has never been an Arab-Palestinian government in Greater Israel
    Under Israeli Law, Jerusalem Has been an open city to all religions, contrary to the situation during Jordanian rule which prohibited Jews.
    Any and all religions are protected under Israeli laws. Any one can practice without been disturbed.
    Mahmoud Abbas the leader of the Palestinian Authority, has stated that if (g-d forbid) there is an Arab- Palestinian State in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), including today, any Arab who sells land to a Jew will be executed. Mahmoud Abbas specifies, that no Jew will be allowed to live in Arab-Palestine.
    All the while Israel is branded by many as an “Apartheid State”, it does not matter that Israel has over 2 million Arabs living within its autonomy and has Arab Members in its Parliament, plus numerous liberties that Arabs do not have in their own states.
    It is mind bugling that the World at large support this Abbas, the liar and holocaust denier, Abbas the Arab-Palestinian leader who is a terrorist himself (The Munich Massacre and the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking and murder among his crimes), who preaches and teaches his people from infancy to hate, terrorize and commit violence and mayhem.
    If the Arab-Palestinians are dissatisfied living under Israel’s Autonomy, they can relocate to the million Jewish homes that were confiscated by the Arab countries when the Arabs forcefully ejected the Jews from their homes of over 1000 years, or they can move to Jordan.
    Only a treaty signed by both nations can modify the San Remo Treaty of 1920 that granted the Mandate of Palestine to the Jewish people and not the United Nations or any other Nation can change those terms, which are valid in perpetuity. A treaty was signed between Israel and Egypt and another treaty was signed between Israel and Jordan.
    I am sure that if a true peace and coexistence can be achieved between the Jewish nations and the Arabs. The economic prosperity that will ensue, will be of a magnitude that no one can imagine. When you utilize the knowledge, the technology, the resources and the labor force in the are and work as a cohesive force, sky is the limit.
    I urge those who can put their prejudice and bias aside, to take the lead in pursuing peace and economic prosperity for all the people in the Middle East. I know it is not an easy task, many have tried and failed. For the sake of humanity, we can never give-up.

    “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”

    • victoria brandeis

      GIVE IT UP…..SORRY , ITS SAD BUT AT 72 THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT….AND , MOVING INTO THEIR CIRCLE TAKES US WITH IT…..HAVE THE BEST CHANUKAH AND SHABBOS

Algemeiner.com