Recognition by France
“France’s Socialist-led parliament has passed a symbolic vote to recognize Palestinian statehood, despite staunch objections from Israel. MPs in Britain and Spain have already passed similar motions.
The proposal was passed with 339 votes in favor and 151 against.
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has supported the vote, setting a two-year deadline for the creation of an independent Palestine. He said that if no resolution had been found by then, France would officially recognize Palestine anyway.”
Recognition by Britain
- Around The World [10.13.14] (TahsinVersion2)
- A Historic Vote on Palestine in the British Parliament (Huffington Post)
“A two state solution (Israel and Palestine) is what the future holds. We wish to get there as soon as possible.”
“MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel.”
- Around The World [10.30.14] (TahsinVersion2)
- Sweden officially recognises state of Palestine (Guardian)
“Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognise Palestine as a state.
The text that was adopted said: “The parliament urges the government to recognise Palestine as a state … This recognition should be the consequence of a process negotiated between the parties that guarantees peace and security for both, the respect of the rights of the citizens and regional stability.”
Foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo said the government was now committed to working in favour of a dialogue between the two parties that brought “peace, stability and progress to a region that has been suffering for a long time”.
He also called on the European Union to have a coordinated approach on the issue.”
Recognition by Ireland
“Ireland’s upper house of parliament Wednesday passed a motion calling on the Dublin government to recognise the state of Palestine”