JNS.org – German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed opposition to unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, setting Germany apart from some other European countries who have recently endorsed Palestinian unilateralism.
The Swedish government officially recognized “Palestine” on Oct. 30,
and Spain’s parliament last week approved a non-binding resolution
recognizing a Palestinian state following similar motions in the
legislatures of Great Britain and Ireland.
But Merkel told a press conference on Friday that “unilateral
recognition of the Palestinian state won’t move us forward” towards the
goal of a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, which