UK Parliament Recognizes Palestine


uk-parliamentThe British Parliament decided in a 274-12 non-binding vote today to request that the U.K. government recognize a Palestinian state.

The motion for the vote was brought by Labour MP Grahame Morris. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron did not participate in the symbolic vote.

The British parliamentary motion on the vote stated that “this House believes that the Government should recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.”

But since the vote is non-binding, the result will not affect official U.K. foreign policy on the issue.

“I’ve been pretty clear about the government’s position and it won’t be changing,” said a spokesman for Cameron, Reuters reported. “When you believe you have the right position… that is the one, I believe, that you take.”



  1. When an ISIL kills a BRITISH journalist, target BRITISH officails an civilians, they are still sympathetic to the same brand of murderous cowards in Israel? Either they really hate Israel, or they have no brains at all. Clearly, Hakadosh Baruch Hu is running events here.

  2. The headline is misleading. It is the UK government that recognizes countries. This was purely an advisory vote and failed to get a majority of MPs.