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December 17, 2014 1:19 pm

EU Parliament Supports Palestinian State Based on Pre-1967 Lines

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The European Parliament chamber in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Members of the European Union’s (EU) parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting “in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution.” The measure backs a Palestinian state based on Israel’s pre-1967 lines, borders deemed indefensible by the current Israeli government.

The resolution—passed in a 498-88 vote, with 111 abstentions—also advocated “the development of peace talks” between the Israelis and Palestinians. The EU Parliament said it is reiterating “its strong support for the two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, with the secure State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous, and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security on the basis of the right of self-determination and full respect of international law.”

The move comes after Portuguese, French, Irish, Spanish, and British legislatures all recently passed symbolic resolutions that recognized a Palestinian state, in addition to the Swedish government officially recognizing Palestinian statehood.

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  • Yoel Nitzarim

    I would just ask the member of the EU’s parliament to scrutinize and discuss Article 21 of the 1968 PLO charter so that they comprehend the true intentions of the unity Palestinian Hamas-PLO government. The intentions are a clear, unadulterated ignominious plan to extirpate the entire Jewish people from Israel and supplant the Jewish state with the state of Palestine. This intention, if executed, would be a second Holocaust. Is this what the EU parliament also wishes?

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    This vote is maddeningly absurd! Evidently, the lessons of the Holocaust, the pogroms, the Inquisition, and the Crusades have never been learned by most of Europe!

  • Jonah

    Five horns rising in the Islamic European Union.

  • Sadie

    May the EU rue the day they even considered this resolution.