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Tue Dec 22, 2015, 11:28 AM

 

Greece set to recognize a Palestinian state

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4742039,00.html

Greece is set to recognize a Palestinian state in a parliamentary vote to be attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, a government source said.

A solemn ceremony will accompany the vote as Greece joins dozens of other countries that accord recognition to Palestine, the source said.

Abbas arrived in Athens on Sunday ahead of the vote and was set to meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday.

Last week, the Greek parliament's foreign affairs committee unanimously approved a motion to recognize Palestine.
Tsipras travelled to Israel last month when he met with both Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 OP
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Little Tich Dec 2015 #2
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #3
oberliner Dec 2015 #4
Little Tich Dec 2015 #5
oberliner Dec 2015 #6
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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 02:12 AM

2. Which country will be the last one in the world to recognize a Palestinian state?

Will it be the US or Israel?

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 09:36 AM

3. I believe that the USA sees the writing on the walls.

 

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What is said in the open vs behind closed doors is what is important.

And if Israel keeps going down the twisted path that it is who knows how long it will survive?

I don't relish that future.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 01:04 AM

4. Still waiting on over 30 countries to recognize Israel

 

Who do you think will be the last holdout there?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 02:55 AM

5. Lebanon.

The Lebanese have an axe to grind with Israel.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 07:39 AM

6. They did agree to the Arab Peace Initiative

 

For what that is worth.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 09:38 AM

7. Most of the Lebanese people I speak to are really pissed off by what Israel

did to their country.

The rest of the Middle-East may have negative attitudes towards Jews and Israel, but they're not really blaming Israel for all their problems. Israel gave Lebanon the Palestinian refugees, the civil war, the SLA, Hezbollah, the Israeli invasion, the bombings etc - at least that's what many Lebanese seem to believe.

In retrospect, Israel maybe could have done things differently, perhaps.

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Response to Little Tich (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 09:45 AM

8. Syria has done a nice job of manipulation to create that impression

 

Of course, Syria occupied Lebanon for almost 30 years, but people seem to not want to remember that.

And most of the Middle East does blame Jews and Israel for their problems.

It is the singular public relations triumph of the various dictatorships that have ruled those countries for decades.

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