Erekat: 10 EU states will upgrade their PLO missions
Around 10 EU countries are set to upgrade the status of Palestinian representative offices in their capitals in the near future, chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat declared on Sunday.
This would mean that Palestinian missions would move a step closer toward becoming embassies whose officials enjoy full diplomatic immunity.
Erekat said that the move follows Norway’s recent decision to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representative office. Moreover, the move comes in wake of three South American countries to recognize a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, he added.
Below, we see the strategy that is involved in this effort:
A PA official told The Jerusalem Post that the decision to seek international recognition of a Palestinian state was designed to shift the conflict from one over “occupied Palestinian territories” to one over an “occupied state with defined borders.”
The official said that while the Palestinians did not expect the recognition to end Israeli “occupation,” it would increase international support for the Palestinians and their cause.
Erekat said that the Palestinian position has earned the support of a majority in the international community.
Erekat did not say which EU countries were expected to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representative missions.
Earlier this week, the PA said it has appealed to several EU countries separately to recognize a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967, borders.
“The Israelis are afraid that the issue of recognition of a Palestinian state would enter the EU,” he said. “We urge the international community to salvage the two-state solution by recognizing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”
This article brings up several important issues, all of which involve the new/revived Roman Empire:
- The EU continues to increase its involvement in the Middle East, particularly issues involving Israel and PA borders.
- The pressure to create "pre-1967" borders, and to have those borders recognized internationally, is gaining momentum, and the push to make this happen is growing tremendously.
- If these borders do become agreed - at some point they will have to have "international peace-keeping forces" in order to "confirm" this plan. We have been watching the EU's progress in forming just such a military structure for such purposes.
At that point will the world be prepared for a leader to step forward and announce HIS plans for keeping these borders secure and for finalizing such plans (aka "confirming" the plans)?
Only time will tell, but the EU's involvement in this situation is becoming more and more interesting by the day.