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Spanish parliament calls on government to recognize Palestine

Spain’s Congress unanimously passed a nonbinding motion calling on the government to recognize Palestinian statehood, but added that it must be reached through negotiations with Israel. The text passed Tuesday by the Congress of Deputies, Spain’s lower house, was the result of lengthy negotiations on the precise wording of the draft motion between the ruling …


The Portuguese Parliament condemns Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians from Khan Al-Ahmar

The Portuguese Parliament voted in favor of a bill that condemns the Israeli decision to expel Palestinian Bedouins living in village of Khan Al-Ahmar in occupied East Jerusalem. The bill was introduced by the Portuguese Communist Party. The Left Bloc and People, Animals, Nature (PAN) Party voted in favour of the bill while the Christian …


Morocco’s PJD calls for forming parliamentary lobby for Palestine

The Justice and Development Party (PJD), which leads the Moroccan coalition government, on Tuesday called for forming a parliamentary action group to advocate the Palestinian cause. This came in a letter sent from the party to president of the House of Representatives Habib el Malki. The party stressed the need to take swift steps to …


Jordan Parliament’s Legal Committee to Revisit Agreements with Israel

The Jordanian House of Representatives approved on Sunday a proposal empowering the legal committee of the House to revisit the agreements signed between the kingdom and Israel, including the Wadi Araba Treaty. During an extraordinary session on the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, which was attended by Jordanian Prime Minister …


Members of European Parliament Confront ‘Jewish Nation State’ Bill

Dozens of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have urged the Israeli government to abandon a draft “Jewish nation state” bill, reported the Jerusalem Post. A statement by the 189-member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament reads: “We express our deep concern over the nation-state bill currently under …