Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Argentina joins Brazil in recognising Palestine as a 'free and independent state'


Brazil, and now Argentina, have decided to recognise a Palestinian state which takes in the occupied territories, much to Israel's dismay.
JERUSALEM -- Israel expressed disappointment Tuesday with Argentina's recognition of a Palestinian state in territories Israel occupied in 1967, saying they undercut American-led efforts to create such a state through negotiations with Israel.

Argentina said its move, announced Monday just days after Brazil took a similar step, reflected the country's deep frustration with gridlocked peace efforts. more