Belgian Senators press for recognition of Palestine
The Belgian Senate has adopted a resolution urging the Government to recognize Palestine in the pre-1967 borders.
The Senators also feel that Brussels should persuade the other EU member-states to follow suit. In late March this year, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that he hoped that Palestine would be able to proclaim independence and will be recognized as a state as early as this coming September.
In September, the Palestinian Autonomy authorities will request the UN General Assembly to recognize an independent Palestinian state with the capital in Jerusalem.