29 Oct 2014•Van Bommel: Get serious about a two state solution by recognising Palestine (photo: Rusty Stewart, CC by-nc-nd/2.0)
Good exanples should be followed: the Netherlands must emulate other European countries and recognise the Palestinian state, argues Harry van Bommel.
The new centre-left government in Sweden recently made it clear that they wished to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. The British House of Commons has expressed the same desire. A handful of EU countries, including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia already recognise Palestine, but this dates to before they joined the EU. If the new Swedish government carries out its intention, Sweden will be the first country in its capacity as an EU member state to recognise Palestine. I very much hope that this good example will quickly be followed in Europe, starting with Dutch recognition.
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