British parliament to hold symbolic vote on Palestinian state

October 7, 2014 10:20 AM

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British parliament to hold symbolic vote on Palestinian state

British lawmakers will next week hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize a Palestinian state, a move unlikely to shift official policy but designed to raise the political profile of the issue.

Britain does not class it as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

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