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'A Sense of Urgency': The EU, EU Member States and the Recognition of the Palestinian State

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  • Bruno Oliveira Martins, Denmark
In the aftermath of the July-August 2014 war in Gaza, the Swedish government officially recognized the State of Palestine. This decision triggered a cascade of resolutions adopted in national parliaments of European Union member states and, eventually, led to the adoption of a European Parliament resolution supporting in principle the recognition of Palestinian statehood. Understood collectively, these efforts constitute a multifaceted European attempt to break with the status quo of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This Profile critically analyses these developments and sets the context in which they unfolded, arguing that they are indicative of a complex yet growing European impatience with Israel’s policies towards the conflict and with the stalemate of the peace process.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMediterranean Politics
Volume20
Issue2
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
ISSN1362-9395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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