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February 27, 2015 4:49 pm

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State

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Palazzo Montecitorio, the seat of the Chamber of Deputies. Photo: Wikipedia. The Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding resolution supporting the unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood.

Italy’s Chamber of Deputies voted 300-45 to pass the measure, which was presented by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party. Palestine Liberation Organization execution committee member Hanan Ashrawi quickly praised the move, but lamented that the resolution “did not commit to the unconditional and official recognition of the state of Palestine.”

Similar resolutions were recently passed in European countries including Ireland, the U.K., France, Portugal, and Spain. The European Parliament also approved a non-binding Palestinian statehood resolution. Sweden has been the only country to go further by granting official government recognition to a Palestinian state.

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  • American

    Wooo hooo Excellent. More is coming, dear Zionists. 🙂

  • A Sanders

    There should be no objection to a Palestinian State but it should be sited on one or more the territories of the 22 Arab states who created this whole mess. It should not be on the backdoor of Israel because no one believes that in the future Israel’s borders will be safe and secure from threats of annihilation

  • Hill

    Oh, I just remembered. It must have been part of Hitlers famed Pomerania and their mother tongue must have been esperanto.

  • Hill

    Didn’t the late King Hussein of Jordan declare it to be Palestine in 1981?
    When was Palestine any way? I don’t see it in the history books in any language.

  • Africa in Italy

    Turnabout is fair play. The Nile to the Euphrates is Israeli territory.

    We should be actively supporting secessionist movements across Western Europe and Italy. Free Sardinia and Sicily from Italy and the legacy of the Inquisition if they dare to meddle in our own Nation.

    • American

      Oh, your turn is coming, dearie. 🙂