New EU foreign chief calls for creation of Palestinian state in 5 years

In 5 years? You’ll probably won’t recognize the world by then.


New EU foreign chief calls for creation of Palestinian state in 5 years (RT, Nov 4, 2014):

The EU’s newly appointed foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini has called for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the next few years, saying that the European community should ‘move forward’ with its role in the Middle East.

I would be happy if by the end of my term, a Palestinian state existed,” the 41-year-old former Italian foreign minister said in her first newspaper interview as successor to Britain’s Catherine Ashton in the post of EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

While speaking to journalists from six European newspapers, Mogherini said the EU should be present in the Middle East “in order to make steps forward at this time of their history,” adding that the crisis has been unsolved for a long time, with “an entire generation growing up with the Palestinian issue.”

At this date I get the same messages from the Palestinian side, from the Israeli side, and from the key Arab countries, exactly in the same terms – we do need at this time the European Union to move forward,” Federica Mogherini said, as quoted by UK’s The Guardian.

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