European Parliament: E. Jerusalem Should Be Palestinian Capital

By DPA Via Haaretz

Published June 15, 2011.

The European Parliament supports the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, its president said Wednesday. It embraced the vision for peace in the Middle East as outlined by U.S. President Barack Obama in a May 19 address in Washington, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said.

Addressing the Knesset in Jerusalem, Buzek however reiterated direct peace negotiations were the “only solution.”

In Ramallah on Tuesday, he said the parliament opposed Palestinian plans to seek United Nations recognition in September of their state in the West Bank and Gaza, without negotiating this with Israel.


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