In response to Israel’s disregard of calls to halt settlement construction, European Parliament to discuss motion to urge EU governments to recognize Palestinian state
The European Parliament plans to hold a vote on Thursday on a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following Sweden’s official decision to do so and symbolic votes in Spain, the UK and Ireland. The moves reflect mounting frustration in the EU at Israel’s expanding settlement program on land the Palestinians want for a state following the collapse of US-sponsored peace talks.
Israel is working to foil the decision, with officials warning that if the motion passes, the country will view Europe’s decision as anti-Israeli. The parties behind the initiative are the Socialists and Democrats Group (S&D) and the Unified European Left Party (GUE).
After Sweden officially recognized the state of Palestine in October, the Social Democrats announced its widespread support of the move, and the president of the center-left party stated that such a decision would be the only solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian Commented on the situation in the region, Ambassador Walzer said that the fact that terrorist groups are still operating in the area has an impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, turning it into a religious war conflict which leaves no room for compromises and concessions, conflict, and that it would benefit both parties.
Friends, it is getting serious in Israel. The settlement program in question is in Judea. The EU beast (and the rest of the world) is totally against Israel and is ready to throw her to the wolves.