The symbolic recognition of the Palestinian state by Europeans demonstrates that the international community cannot accept Israeli aggression and occupation of Palestinian lands anymore, Palestinian ambassador to UK Manuel Hassassian told RT.
The fact EU parliamentarians voted in favor of recognizing the Palestinian state demonstrates an international mood that was unthinkable a few years ago, Anas Altikriti, Founder and CEO of The Cordoba Foundation, told RT.
Israel’s “Jews only” policy in the occupied Palestinian territories, which is backed by the US, would be considered anti-Semitist in other states given the fact that Arabs are also Semitic people, Professor James Petras of Binghamton University told RT.
The Palestinian Authority is filing a UN resolution demanding a full Israeli pull-out from the occupied territories within two years. Meanwhile, the US is unsure what it wants to see from the resolution.
The Palestinians are to seek a UN resolution for a two-year deadline to an Israeli pullout from the occupied territories. They will also ask for East Jerusalem to become their capital and attempt to ban Israeli settlement-building under international law.
Switzerland has riled Israel over its decision to host a meeting of signatory states to the Geneva Conventions, expected to slam Israel for its actions in the "occupied territories." Israel pledged to reconsider its future cooperation with the Swiss.
Britain’s biggest Islamic charity is expected to resume operations in the Palestinian territories despite being banned by Israel, which described it as a “terrorist organization.” The charity was cleared of allegations of funneling money to Hamas.
The International Criminal Court has officially granted Palestinians observer status at a meeting of the 122 member countries. This is a pivotal step on the way to Mahmoud Abbas’s strategy to press war crimes charges against Israel.