Spain, Norway, and Ireland…now this country has also supported the recognition of Palestine


Many countries still do not recognize Palestine as a nation, so the United Nations itself has given it partial recognition. In 1974, the PLO became a supervisory unit in the United Nations. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly raised Palestine's status to that of a non-member observer country.

After the human loss in the Gaza war, the attitude of Western countries towards Palestine is also changing. After Spain, Norway, and Ireland, another European country has announced recognition of Palestine as a nation. Following the path of these three countries, the government of Slovenia has also announced on Thursday to recognition of Palestine as an independent nation. This proposal is yet to be passed by the Parliament, Prime Minister Robert Golob has said that his government has sent the recognition proposal to the Parliament.

The Parliament meeting may take place early next week, this proposal will be presented in this meeting. Parliament's approval is necessary to make the step effective. Golob's ruling liberal coalition has a comfortable majority in the 90-member assembly and the vote will be a mere formality.

Israel condemns support for Palestine

The Slovenian government's decision comes two days after Spain, Norway, and Ireland recognized the Palestinian state, a move condemned by Israel. With this move, Slovenia will become the 10th member of the 27-nation European Union to officially recognize the Palestinian state.

More than 140 of the 193 UN member states have recognized the Palestinian state. The Irish president, while announcing recognition, had said that the only way to peace in the Middle East is a two-nation agreement, he supports the peace plan of Arab countries and is seeking a two-nation agreement on the 1967 borders.

Reform in Israel-Hamas war

Norway is not a member of the European Union, but its foreign policy is usually aligned with the EU. Slovenia first launched the recognition process in early May, but said it would wait until the situation in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in Gaza improved.