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The Rising Tide of Recognition: The Controversial Journey of Palestine’s Full Membership in the United Nations

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Which countries have recognized a Palestinian state?

The recognition of a Palestinian state as a full member of the United Nations has been a contentious issue for many years. Despite the majority of countries around the world recognizing a Palestinian state, there are still holdouts in Western Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

The declaration of an independent Palestinian state was made by Yasser Arafat in 1988, following the start of the first Intifada. Algeria was the first country to officially recognize Palestine as an independent state. This was followed by forty other countries, including China, India, Turkey, and most Arab nations. Africa, the Soviet bloc, Central America, and Latin America also joined in recognizing the Palestinian state.

Over time, diplomatic efforts have led to Palestinians gaining observer status at the United Nations in 2012 and becoming full members of UNESCO in 2011. This new status allowed them to join the International Criminal Court in 2015 despite objections from some countries. Some European countries have recognized Palestine under certain circumstances while others have hinted at a willingness to do so if conditions are met.

Despite these efforts, strained relations between some European countries and Israel remain a result of ongoing diplomatic moves related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As such, recognizing a Palestinian state remains a complex issue with ongoing debate among nations worldwide.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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