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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ireland upgrades Palestinian Mission to Embassy

IMEMC- On Tuesday, the Irish government announced it's decision to upgrade the status of the Palestinian mission to the country, the official Palestinian representative office, to the level of an official embassy.

The move comes following a similar decisions made by several European countries including Spain and France.

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that Israel believes that the Palestinian Authority is acting on persuading nearly a dozen E.U. countries to upgrade the Palestinian diplomatic status, and that currently Denmark, Malta, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Britain are considering similar recognition and upgrade of status.

The recent developments angered Tel Aviv while the Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing regret over the Irish decision. Read more