Push for Palestinian statehood grows in Europe

France has become the latest country in Europe to consider recognizing the state of Palestine. With a non-binding vote getting under way Friday, its National Assembly is following the lead of four other European nations that have taken similar steps. By Sara Miller Llana, As France’s National Assembly began debating a non-binding vote on recognizing […]

63 % of French people support a Palestinian state, poll

France warned on Friday it would recognize a Palestinian state if an international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a U.N.-backed resolution. Lawmakers will hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on Dec. 2 on whether the French government should recognize Palestine as […]

Clinton: Mideast peace talks set to begin’

The US secretary of state has said that the Mideast peace process will get back on track next week, with indirect Israeli-Palestinian talks. Hillary Clinton said on Friday the US special Mideast envoy George Mitchell, who will mediate the talks, will travel to the region next week. Saeb Erekat, Palestinian chief negotiator, hinted that the […]