MK stops int'l body from supporting Palestinian state bid

July 3, 2011 13:33

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Majallie Whbee (Kadima) stopped the European Union-sponsored Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) on Sunday from approving a motion to support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.

EUROMED, formerly known as the "Barcelona Process" is one of the few frameworks in which the state has contact with Arab countries like Syria and Lebanon. The forum also includes 240 European Parliament members from 27 EU member states..

Whbee stopped the forum from voting to approve the declaration, because representatives from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon were absent, meaning that EUROMED was lacking the quorum needed for a vote.

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