Wednesday, December 3, 2014

France Decides to Recognize a Palestinian State; Becomes 5th Nation in 2 Months to Betray Israel

First it was the British and the Irish. Then the Swedes and the Spanish. And yesterday, the French, also, added their weight to the push for recognition of a Palestinian state, the NY Times website reports today (December 3, 2014).

The vote in the French Parliament favoring such a step was the fifth such gesture in two months -- and the most important one -- in what has amounted to a cascade of support for the Palestinian cause and a widening torrent of criticism of Israeli policy across Europe.

The vote in France is critical, because it carries particular resonance coming from a country with the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe.

Moreover, France has become something of a proxy playing field for the Arab-Israeli conflict, which this summer spilled over into the streets of cities around the country with violent protests against Israel's savage military campaign against Hamas.

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