Palestinians now asking European countries to recognize them as a state

The Palestinian Authority issued a similar appeal to the European Union earlier this week, but this was the first time it singled out specific countries with its request…

The PA’s request was made just hours after the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday unilaterally approved a resolution opposing unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.

That resolution, introduced by Rep. Howard Berman, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, slams Palestinian efforts to push the international community to recognize a state in such a manner as “true and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties.”