United Kingdom Has Voted to Recognize Palestine as a State

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The United Kingdom’s Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a non-binding motion recognizing Palestine as a state alongside Israel.

The House voted by 274 MPs to 12 to adopt the motion, which called on the government to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel,” with an amendment adding the words “as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution.”

The decision will not change government policy but could have international implications. Government ministers, including Prime Minister David Cameron, abstained in the vote.

 

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