Not wanting to risk France’s good relationship with Israel, French President Emmanuel Macron declared he will NOT recognize a Palestinian state any time soon.
Israel Today Arab Muslims have in recent years tried to get France to take a central role in the Middle East peace process, confident that the liberal European power would be among the first to openly embrace a Palestinian state. Surely, many thought, Macron’s liberal credentials meant he would jump at the opportunity to help birth “Palestine.”
However, shortly before taking office, Macron made perfectly clear that he would do no such thing. “Unilateral recognition of Palestine, right now, will undermine stability,” said Macron at a political rally, adding that he would not risk France’s relationship with Israel to serve the Palestinian agenda.
That’s right. France’s new liberal president would rather maintain good relations with Israel than recognize “Palestine.”
In fact, Macron is even on record equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism, insisting that hatred for the Jewish state “leads directly to antisemitism.” Seems the Palestinians’ list of braindead allies is growing thinner.
Guess we won’t be seeing bear hugs anytime soon between Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas and Macron, as we did with Hollande.