The change in Saudi policy will now make it largely impossible for Palestinians living in the occupied territories or as temporary residents of Jordan to make the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Josep Borrell, Spain’s foreign minister, addressed the EU at a conference of European Union leaders in Austria Tuesday pushing for the union to recognize independent Palestine.
Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell said Thursday that the Spanish government will promote a motion in the European Parliament to recognize Palestine as an independent state. If the move fails, the Pedro Sánchez-led government will consider a Spain-only recognition. Left-wing parties in Spain are reportedly pressuring Spanish