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Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesSpain and Norway now both recognise a Palestinian state.Norway has hailed its recognition of a Palestinian state as a “special day”, with foreign minister Espen Barth Eide saying his country “has been one of the most fervent defenders of a Palestinian state for more than 30 years.””The day that Norway officially recognises Palestine as a state is a special day for Norway-Palestine relations,” Eide added, saying it was “regrettable that the Israeli government shows no sign of constructive commitment” to a two-state solution.Spain also formally recognised a Palestinian state in a decision approved by its cabinet earlier today, a government spokeswoman said.Pilar Alegria added the cabinet had “adopted an important decision to recognise a Palestinian state”, which had “one objective: to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace”.Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said before meeting his cabinet that the “recognition of the State of Palestine is not only a matter of historic justice… Is it also an essential requirement if we are all to achieve peace.”The move, he said, was “not against anyone, least of all Israel”.Spain’s foreign ministry has also said Madrid, Dublin and Oslo would issue a “firm” response to Israeli rebukes. …

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[mwai_chat context=”Let’s have a discussion about this article:nnGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesSpain and Norway now both recognise a Palestinian state.Norway has hailed its recognition of a Palestinian state as a “special day”, with foreign minister Espen Barth Eide saying his country “has been one of the most fervent defenders of a Palestinian state for more than 30 years.””The day that Norway officially recognises Palestine as a state is a special day for Norway-Palestine relations,” Eide added, saying it was “regrettable that the Israeli government shows no sign of constructive commitment” to a two-state solution.Spain also formally recognised a Palestinian state in a decision approved by its cabinet earlier today, a government spokeswoman said.Pilar Alegria added the cabinet had “adopted an important decision to recognise a Palestinian state”, which had “one objective: to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace”.Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said before meeting his cabinet that the “recognition of the State of Palestine is not only a matter of historic justice… Is it also an essential requirement if we are all to achieve peace.”The move, he said, was “not against anyone, least of all Israel”.Spain’s foreign ministry has also said Madrid, Dublin and Oslo would issue a “firm” response to Israeli rebukes. …nnDiscussion:nn” ai_name=”RocketNews AI: ” start_sentence=”Can I tell you more about this article?” text_input_placeholder=”Type ‘Yes'”]
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