Ros-Lehtinen Concerned Vatican Recognition of Non-Existent State of Palestine Sets Back Peace Process

May 13, 2015

Ros-Lehtinen Concerned Vatican Recognition of Non-Existent State of Palestine Sets Back Peace Process

(Washington, DC) - Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement regarding the Vatican recognizing the non-existent state of Palestine. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“Every time an entity recognizes the non-existent State of Palestine, the prospect of a constructive peace process between Israel and the Palestinians becomes more distant. With today’s recognition by the Vatican, Abu Mazen will be emboldened to move forward with his campaign to seek unilateral recognition from international organizations, such as UNESCO and the International Criminal Court, without direct negotiations with the democratic Jewish State of Israel.”

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