Paris Suburb Rescinds Recognition of ‘State of Palestine’


The Times of Israel reports: A month after its controversial “recognition” of “the state of Palestine,” the Parisian suburb of Gennevilliers has rescinded its gesture under pressure from local government.

The office of Mayor Patrice Leclerc, a Communist Party of France politician who, on January 21 made the so-called recognition in a document he then sent to other mayors, nullified the policy paper on February 14, the National Bureau Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, on Thursday said in a statement.

Leclerc’s recognition move was symbolic and has no bearing on French foreign policy. He nullified it following intervention by Pierre Soubelet, a politician for the France on the March! Party of President Emmanuel Macron. Soubelet, a former army general, heads the Hauts-de-Seine region, which includes Gennevilliers.

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