Branch of Australia’s Labor Party Recognizes Nonexistent ‘State of Palestine’

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The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – The New South Wales (NSW) branch of Australia’s Labor party has voted to recognize the state of “Palestine” amid a larger push for Palestinian statehood recognition on the federal level.

The Palestinian statehood motion was affirmed on Sunday by NSW Labor party leaders, led by former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, who called the move a “historic shift” and urged the broader Australian Labor party to adopt the position.

“It would have been hard to imagine this happening three years ago, but it’s driven by the growth of settlements and the resistance of most of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s cabinet to the very concept of a Palestinian state,” Carr said, Australia’s Fairfax Media reported.

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