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World War I (1914-1918)
PLO says global public opinion backs recognizing Palestine

RAMALLAH (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday that European moves toward recognizing an independent Palestine would bring them in line with global public opinion, ahead of a symbolic British parliament debate on the issue set for Monday. The UK vote comes as Sweden's new center-left government is set to officially recognize Palestine and a spokesman for the French foreign ministry said this week that recognition would be a positive step at some point but still advised peace talks. Israel says such recognition would undermine now stalled negotiations between the two sides, but Palestinians believe it is the best way to achieve a state. "International...