Posted by: Tony Carson | 1 December, 2009

Is the EU showing some spine in Palestine?

The EU has been a virtual no-show on finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israel conflict. Could that be ending?

Is this exciting news or does it actually matter?

EU draft document on division of Jerusalem

Current EU president Sweden has proposed that the body recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital.

The current holder of the rotating European Union presidency, Sweden, has put together a draft document calling for the division of Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state and implying that the EU would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.

Haaretz has obtained a copy of the document that has sparked criticism by Israel, which claims that such a move would further harm the chances of renewing the Mideast peace process.

The full Haaretz article is here.

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