Which countries have recognized a Palestinian state?

The recognition of a Palestinian state has been a unilateral decision made by the majority of countries around the world. In recent years, the Palestinian Authority has restarted the process of becoming a full member state of the United Nations. According to the Palestinian Authority, 137 out of 193 UN states have recognized a Palestinian state, with few exceptions in Western Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

The declaration of the establishment of a Palestinian state was made by Yasser Arafat in 1988, following the start of the first Intifada. Algeria was the first country to officially recognize an independent Palestinian state. This was followed by forty other countries, including China, India, Turkey, and most Arab nations. Africa, the Soviet bloc, Central America, and Latin America also joined in recognizing the Palestinian state.

Over time, diplomatic efforts have led to increased recognition for Palestine on an international stage. In 2012, Palestine gained observer status at the United Nations and became full members of UNESCO in 2011. This new status allowed them to join the International Criminal Court in 2015 despite objections from some countries like Spain and France. Some European countries have even hinted at a willingness to recognize Palestine under certain conditions such as Sweden and Ireland for example but there are still many that are hesitant to take this step due to their relationship with Israel.

Despite these diplomatic moves though there is still an ongoing impasse when it comes to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which has led to strained relations between some European countries and Israel.

The effort to recognize a Palestinian state reflects not only how far they’ve come but also how much more they need

By Aiden Johnson

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