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    Argentina Recognizes Palestine Within its 1967 Borders By Ane Irazabal – IMEMC & Agencies Monday, December 6, 2010
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      Argentina Recognizes Palestine Within its 1967 Borders
      By Ane Irazabal – IMEMC & Agencies
      Monday, December 6, 2010
      http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/argentina-recognizes-palestine-within-its-1967-borders/


      After Brazil's decision to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, confirmed, on Sunday, that she would also recognize an independent Palestine with the same parameters.

      The announcement was made by a phone call to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which Kirchner added that that her recognition was not just a political gesture, but a moral stand.

      On Monday, the General Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasser Abed Rabbo, said that Argentina's gesture is a sign that the previous decision made by Brazil has encouraged other Latin American countries and hoped also other countries may add on.

      Brazil announced its official recognition of a Palestinian state on December 3, responding to a request sent by Abbas on November 24, through a letter from the Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Abbas. Lula stressed "the need to achieve the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people and to create a secure, democratic and economically viable state, coexisting in peace with Israel."

      After that, Brazil suffered recrimination from the Israeli foreign ministry and several American congressmen, who consider that the Palestinian state cannot be declared unilaterally, but through the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which now are on stand by.

      More than 100 countries have already recognized an independent Palestine within its '67 borders, including all Arab countries, most African nations and part of the new Asian economic powers, such as China and India.


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