French parliament to hold symbolic vote on Palestine status

November 12, 2014 2:00 PM

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French parliament to hold symbolic vote on Palestine status

PARIS (Reuters) - French lawmakers are set to hold symbolic parliamentary votes over the next month on whether the government should recognize Palestine as a state, a move likely to anger the Jewish state.

France does not classify Palestine as a state, but says it could extend recognition if it believed doing so would help promote peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

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