German Leftist Party Introduces Resolution To Recognize Palestinian State

A left-wing opposition party in the German parliament has introduced a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, a position opposed by the current governing coalition.

Die Linke, or The Left Party, submitted the petition on March 18, The Jerusalem Post reported. No date has yet been set for a vote by the Bundestag, and it is unclear whether or not such a vote will be set.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose Christian Democratic Union Party dominates the German parliament, has previously declared that she supports a two-state solution but does not support unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli embassy in Berlin told the Jerusalem Post that Israel does not expect the motion to pass.

Author

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

German Leftist Party Introduces Resolution To Recognize Palestinian State

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close