Among most nations on this earth, UK and Sweden now recognize Palestine at least symbolically. Sweden in due process and the UK parliament as a recommendation:
”Lawmakers in Britain’s lower house of parliament voted by 274 to 12 to pass a non-binding motion stating: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution.”
Britain does not classify Palestine as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help peace efforts between the Palestinians and Israel. Government ministers were told to abstain and the non-binding vote will not force Britain to recognise a Palestinian state.” huffingtonpost.com
Haaretz asks rather worried if “the Israeli government afford to ignore the signals coming from Westminster?” and also if “Monday’s Westminster vote on Palestine (was) another milestone in the increasingly precipitous demise of Israel’s political popularity in Europe?” haaretz.com
Jerusalem Post shows its contempt for British Member of Parliament when it reports from a “leading supporter of Israel Guto Bebb” who pointed out:
“that regardless of the vote, the British Government’s position would not change and international opinion would not be swayed by a few squabbling MPs on Britain’s opposition benches.” jpost.com
I Sverige hade Aftonbladet följande notis:
A staunch friend of Israel, i.e. a Zionist (“I was a friend of Israel long before I became a Tory.”), Mr. Sir Richard Ottaway is disappointed by the present government of Israel:
”Throughout all this, I have stood by Israel through thick and thin, through the good years and the bad. I have sat down with ministers and senior Israeli politicians and urged peaceful negotiations and a proportionate response to prevarication, and I thought that they were listening. But I realize now, in truth, looking back over the past twenty years, that Israel has been slowly drifting away from world public opinion. The annexation of the nine hundred and fifty acres of the West Bank just a few months ago has outraged me more than anything else in my political life, mainly because it makes me look a fool, and that is something that I resent.” newyorker.com
Such is the situation, that Zionism has come to road’s end and the political system of Israel is destroying itself from the inside together with many of those people living in its vicinity.
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