(JTA) — France’s Senate approved a nonbinding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestinian statehood.
On Thursday, the Senate voted 154-146 to approve the resolution, which “invites the French government to use the recognition of the state of Palestine as an instrument to bring about a definitive resolution of the conflict.”
A similar resolution was approved by the French Parliament’s lower house, the National Assembly, earlier this month.
Ireland’s lower house of Parliament on Tuesday approved a similar nonbinding resolution. Spain and Britain recently passed similar symbolic motions.