Palestinian National Council granted observer status at European assembly

05.10.2011                      07.Tischrei. 5772

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Palestinian National Council granted observer status at European assembly

Partial membership of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) means PA has two years to renounce terrorism, recognize Israel's right to exist.

A council of European parliaments granted the Palestinian National Council "Partner for Democracy" status on Tuesday, only the second time the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has granted the position, which is reserved for parliaments from regions adjacent the Council of Europe.
The "Partner for Democracy" status allows Palestinian elected representatives to speak before the PACE assembly and most of its committees, and propose subjects for debate, and yet does not allow PA officials to vote….