Iceland Recognizes Palestine

On November 29, 2011, Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, voted to recognize Palestine as a state.  The resolution was adopted without objections, with 38 votes in favor and 13 abstentions. Icelandic Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson stated that Iceland "... supported the Palestinian cause and today will not be the end of that, we will continue to do so."  In his speech, Skarphedinsson stated that he]"had been to Gaza ... [and] talked to the people [such as] the fishermen that no longer can ply their trade, the young people that have no employment, the families that need a roof over their heads." And this is the fault of whom?  Who is stopping these people?  Hamas now controls Gaza.  Gaza is no longer under any Israeli jurisdiction.  There is no Israeli occupation.  In fact, if it were not for the terrorism mandated by Hamas, Gaza could conceivably be a resort area comparable to Monaco.  The minister went on to say that he "has been to the...(Read Full Article)