BRUSSELS (Nov. 14)
The Belgian Socialist Party has again called on the Belgian government to make a “positive gesture toward the PLO” by upgrading the level of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s diplomatic representation in Belgium.
Since the 1970s, the PLO has had a liaison and information office in Brussels, which enjoys a kind of diplomatic status.
In a communique, the French-speaking Socialist Party mentioned the fact that countries like France, Italy and Japan have already upgraded the PLO’s diplomatic representation.
The Socialist Party stressed that the prospect of a dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians “makes it urgent for Belgium to take a concrete initiative in order to encourage within the Palestinian movement the most open and moderate tendency led by Yasir Arafat.”