publication . Article . 2015

A 'sense of urgency': The EU, the EU member states and the recognition of the Palestinian state

Martins, Bruno Oliveira;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
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 article critically analyses these developments and sets the context in which they unfolded, arguing that they are indicative of a comp...
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