French legislators approve resolution asking government to recognize Palestinian state

December 2, 2014 3:00 PM

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PARIS – France's lower house of Parliament has voted to urge the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in the hope that speeds up peace efforts after decades of conflict.

Tuesday's French vote, approved with 339 votes to 151, is non-binding. But it is a symbolic boost for the Palestinians, amid growing support in Europe for two states. The measure asks the government "to recognize the state of Palestine in view of reaching a definitive settlement to the conflict."

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