Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Norway says no

Not to EU membership this time as that is not really on the agenda with any political party but to recognizing the non-existent Palestinian state (or one of them, anyway.
Norway is not on the verge of recognizing a Palestinian state inside the 1967 lines, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said on the eve of a Middle East trip that will bring him to Israel on Tuesday.

Støre, in an interview that appeared on the Norwegian Broadcast Corporation (NRK) website on Sunday, said he was not ready to recognize a Palestinian state. He said this would only be a symbolic action and that the efforts now should be concentrated on negotiations that would bring about a “real result.”
And yet Norway was tipped as one of the first European countries to do so.

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