Newspaper: European country leads initiative to jointly recognize “Palestinian state”

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An Israeli newspaper revealed today, Monday, that a European country is leading an initiative to jointly recognize a “Palestinian state”, in response to the US peace plan announced by President Donald Trump in the Middle East.

She mentioned The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” that a group of European countries led by Luxembourg, during Monday’s meeting of European Union foreign ministers, are calling for the promotion of an initiative to jointly recognize the “Palestinian state” in response to Trump’s peace plan in the Middle East.

The newspaper reported that Luxembourg’s foreign minister had already discussed the initiative with the foreign ministers of France, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Malta and Slovenia, but it was not clear whether they would all support the process. She explained that Israel objected to the European moves against the initiative and is working to curb it.

On January 28, US President Donald Trump announced his plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli issue, known as the “Deal of the Century”, in the presence of senior officials of his administration, the head of the Israeli caretaker government, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the ambassadors of Oman, the UAE and Bahrain.

The “Deal of the Century” stipulates the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with Jerusalem remaining as a “unified” capital for Israel, and the allocation of parts of the eastern side of the city to the Palestinian capital, in addition to Israel’s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and settlements in the West Bank, which was rejected by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Stressing that his people insist on recognizing the state of Palestine within the borders of 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital.

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