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Dublin will recognize a Palestinian state by the end of May

Ireland will “definitely” recognize a Palestinian state before the end of May, Irish Foreign Minister Michal Martin said today, without giving an exact date. “We will recognize the state of Palestine before the end of the month,” Michal Martin, who is also Ireland's deputy prime minister, told Newstalk radio. In March, the leaders of Spain, Ireland, Slovenia and Malta said in a joint statement that they were ready to recognize a Palestinian state. Last week, Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, said Spain, Ireland and Slovenia plan to recognize a Palestinian state on May 21, and that other countries may follow. Ireland has long said it has no objection to the principle of formally recognizing a Palestinian state if it could contribute to the Middle East peace process. But the war in Gaza brought this issue back to the fore. “The exact date […]
Source: News Beast

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