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Settler graffiti on Palestinian home in Israeli-occupied Hebron (Photo: Rosie Gabrielle)

Belgium in talks on joint EU recognition of Palestine

Belgium is on course to join a new group of EU countries calling for Palestine recognition.

Its federal parliament is expected to vote next week on a draft motion asking the Belgian government to do it at a future point when it sees fit. It is legally non-binding and doesn't mention a deadline.

The initiative comes after four of the biggest parties - the N-VA, MR, CD&V, and VLD - agreed to back the project.

But for its part, the Belgian foreign ministry wants to wait for ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Settler graffiti on Palestinian home in Israeli-occupied Hebron (Photo: Rosie Gabrielle)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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