After France, Belgium Were Next in Line to Recognise Palestine
After France, Belgium Were Next in Line to Recognise Palestine
By Sean Adl-Tabatabai / yournewswire.com
Mar 24, 2016

The Paris attacks occurred shortly after France announced that they intended to officially recognize Palestine as its own sovereign state. Netanyahu had ominously warned France that they were making a “grave mistake” in making their decision shortly before the Charlie Hebdo attacks and Paris shootings in the months following.

 

Is it a coincidence that Brussels has become the latest victim of a terrorist attack by ISIS militants shortly before their parliament was also due to vote on whether or not to officially recognise Palestine?

Jpost.com reports:

Belgium is the next country likely to make some type of move toward recognizing “Palestine,” though it is not clear what form that recognition will take.

There are three resolutions by opposition parties regarding the wording of a resolution, but no date has been set in parliament for a debate.

According to reports in the Belgian press on Wednesday, the ruling coalition is trying to formulate its own resolution aimed at conditioning governmental recognition on certain conditions that will enable it to determine the right timing for such a move.

For example, one version of the resolution says the parliament would call on the government to recognize a Palestinian state “at a time when it deems appropriate,” and enumerates the conditions the government needs to take into consideration: the position of the EU and effective control by the Palestinian Authority of all the territory of the “Palestinian state.”

 

The Belgian move follows Tuesday’s vote in the French parliament in favor of a nonbinding resolution supporting recognition of a Palestinian state. The British and Spanish legislatures and the upper house of the Irish parliament have passed similar resolutions.

The wave of parliamentary measures on this matter began after Sweden’s left-ofcenter government decided in October to be the first major Western European state to recognize “Palestine.” On Tuesday, the government of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven fell, less than three months after coming to office, and elections will take place there on March 22.

Other legislatures expected to take up the measure soon are the European Parliament, due to deal with the issue in mid-December, and the parliaments of Portugal and Denmark.

Israel’s position is that these measures move an agreement with the Palestinians farther away, since they reinforce maximal positions among the Palestinians and give them the feeling that if they just wait long enough, and push hard enough, the international community will deliver them what they want, without having to deal directly with Israel, or to make any concessions.

0.0 ·
0
Featured Pay Per View Films
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
92 min
Within Reach (2013)
87 min
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
65 min
Trending Today
15 Easy Things You Can Do to Help When You Feel Like Shit
Maritsa Patrinos18,346 views today ·
The Design Flaw at the Core of Humanity's Malaise
Judith Schwartz2,396 views today ·
What Happened When One Family Decided to Go Outdoors Three Hours a Day for a Year
Hannah Alexander1,756 views today ·
Born Sexy Yesterday: Another Gendered Hollywood Movie Trope That Needs to Die
18 min1,696 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min1,154 views today ·
Dear Fellow White People: Did I Ever Tell You about the Time I Realised I was Racist?
5 min904 views today ·
6 Simple Self-Compassion Exercises
5 min831 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick685 views today ·
AI Has Already Taken Over - It's Called the Corporation
Jeremy Lent660 views today ·
Load More


Love Films For Action? 

If you feel like you get some value from this library, consider making a donation today. Every little bit helps.

Join us on Facebook
After France, Belgium Were Next in Line to Recognise Palestine