PLO Suspends Recognition of Israel Until Israel Recognizes the “State of Palestine”

Does Israel still have a partner for peace in the “moderate” Palestinian Authority?

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The Palestinian Central Council, one of the governing bodies of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that dominates the Palestinian Authority, decided on Wednesday to suspend recognition of the State of Israel until Israel recognizes the “State of Palestine” within the June 6, 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

A statement issued by the council insisted that only the State of Palestine has sovereignty over Palestinian lands and that the presence of the so-called “Occupation” on Palestinian lands is illegal and must end immediately. The PLO Central Council also asked for international protection until full sovereignty of a Palestinian state was achieved.

The US government has been asked to implement President Joe Biden’s stated commitment to a two-state solution, prevent the eviction of Palestinian squatters from neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and put an end to alleged Israeli destruction of Christian and Muslim holy sites.

The US government was also asked to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem to serve the Palestinian population as well as the PLO office in Washington.

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