France and Great Britain could soon recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, according to the Jewish Post.
Frustrated by breakdowns in peace talks, leaders in both countries have announced their intentions to recognize Palestine as a separate country. The news comes hours before French President Nicholas Sarkozy’s scheduled meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
“‘If the peace process resumed in the summer, France will say that the main parties much talk without pushing forward the schedule,’ Sarkozy told the L’Express. ‘If, conversely, the peace process remains stalled in September, France will take responsibility on the central question of recognizing a Palestinian state,'” reported the Post.