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Chile recognized Palestine as an independent state

Friday, January 7th 2011 - 21:10 UTC
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Chile has recognized Palestine as an independent state, Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno said Friday, following in the footsteps of several other Latin American countries. Read full article


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  • yul


    Jan 07th, 2011 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Woohoo! That took me by surprise!

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Y Draig Goch

    Whats the bets on who's next then? im going for French Guyana

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Is French Guyana even reclaiming statehood?

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Y Draig Goch

    well i was referring to the ' i recognise palestine pre 1967' bandwagon.

    I wonder if the French Guyanese kick up as much fuss about Le Francais as the argies do over UK south atlantic ?

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Well, the Palestinians are reclaiming statehood. The French Guyanese are not. So there can be no comparison between both situations.

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Y Draig Goch

    U idiot i was making a joke!

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    No, you were not!

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Well, go figure.

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    Think ... give up your You Tube links which almost have spywares !

    Jan 08th, 2011 - 08:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    yul # shortly before i looked at FinanCIAl Times,all pictures erased.

    Jan 08th, 2011 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Not bad for a Pinochetist.

    Jan 08th, 2011 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb


    Jan 08th, 2011 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    There is some talk about the UK recognising the 1967 borders too, although I fail to see how this is likely to make an ounce of difference to the situation. Now I'm no great fan of the Israelies but with the US exercising it SC veto almost exclusively for them I don't see anything changing. Recognition of something that palpably doesn't exits seem a bit barmy to me.

    Bit like countries in the south cone recognising Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

    Bit like recognising that Mars is full of little green men :-)

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Even with the US never failing to defend Israel's interests, I don't think recognition is entirely ineffectual. Israel's voiced criticisms of countries every time another state recognizes Palestine as an independent nation. It was even reported, some days before, that Benjamin Netanyahu called Sebastián Piñera to ask him not to emulate Chile's neighbors. This means Israel is bothered by this wave of recognition. If Europe is to follow suit - and the overwhelming majority of Asian and African countries already recognie Palestine's independence - then, I believe, even the US will consider changing its relations with Israel - AIPAC notwithstanding.

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 05:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    When will Malvinas Island' independence be recognized !?

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 09:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    ed ## to recognize Malvinas' independence ..Why ?
    Las Malvinas are the natural part of Argentina anyway !

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Nothing' natural' about it! Nothing factual about it!

    Denial of reality can get you strapped into a funny suit and put in a padded room!

    The Falkland Islanders may opt for independance one day and they'll be recognised ...... by Britain and its allies at least :-)

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    #18--may be Britain will not recognize the independence of Malvinas !
    other UK parts Australia ,Canada,New Zealand,N.Ireland,Scotland
    Wales may be will recognize the independence of Malvinas !

    #17- no problem, certainly these wortless islands are ours .

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 19 It's worTHless, not wortless. You can't write your native language correctly, but you can always try a different translator ;)

    PS: “Worthless” is a nice way to refer to the home of the poor British islanders :)

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Y Draig Goch

    As a welshman, we may go independant one day, but it wont be without thorough evaluation as theres nothing to gain from going it alone. Secondly wales like scotland has real historical evidence to want to be recognised , Falkland Islands has NEVER EVER been part of the Argentina and hasnt an indigenous population to begin with. Its like a stuck record with these people, fingers in ears ' blah blah blah we arent listening, malvinas yadda yadda'

    Jan 09th, 2011 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    cau i fyny bychan llyffant :-)

    Jan 10th, 2011 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    20--- english is not my native language ..sorry absent of --TH--.

    21--- as a welshman,you may go independant yourself !

    Jan 10th, 2011 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 23 aaaaaah, so you're not British. Well that's fantastic. Are you friend or foe? It looks like you're friend. In that case I salute you.
    But don't think that this welsh Y Draig Goch wants to be idependent, Y Draig Goch is a pitiless pussy and doesn't care about his country so he's happy being a pussy :) You'll see, it's even incapable of saying if it is a man or a woman. Look: Hey Y Draing Goch, are you a man o a woman? :)

    Jan 10th, 2011 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Forgetit87 (#6) “Well, the Palestinians are *reclaiming* statehood.”
    The State never existed.
    The 'state' of Palestine was proclaimed in 1988, but in exile. Land was granted to the state, by Egypt (Gaza Strip) and Jordan (West Bank), but this was under full Israeli occupation, and parts of these lands were even then part of the State of Israel.
    Since the peace process was started in 1993, many of the most central state institutions have been established for Palestine: The Palestinian Authority (as it is officially called) controls parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, there is an elected president, a government, police, a juridical system and from 1995 even a Palestinian passport (only recognized by 29 countries).
    Calling a state a state does not make it so.

    Jan 10th, 2011 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Right, but that is of no importance to anything I said. And I also find highly doubtful your contention that some lands reclaimed by the PA are internationally recognized as being part of Israel. It's rather the inverse. It's Israel who has worked to incorporate areas that the world - even the US and the broader West - do not recognize as belonging legitemately to Israel.

    Jan 11th, 2011 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Chile´s recognition of Palestinian State don´t mention its borders because it´s no matter of Republica de Chile. This issue must be agreed by the involved parts, as known Palestine & Israel...

    Jan 11th, 2011 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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