French Senate approves nonbinding motion to recognize Palestine

Marcy Oster

France’s Senate approved a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestinian statehood.

The Senate voted 154-146 on Thursday to approve the resolution, which “invites the French government to use the recognition of the state of Palestine as an instrument to bring about a definitive resolution of the conflict.”

A similar resolution was approved by the French Parliament’s lower house, the National Assembly, earlier this month.

Ireland’s lower house of Parliament on Tuesday approved a similar nonbinding resolution
Spain and Britain recently passed similar nonbinding motions.