(JTA) -- The European Union will not recognize Palestinian statehood until an "appropriate" time, its Foreign Affairs Council said in a statement.
The 27 EU foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels issued the statement in response to a letter from Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton asking the body to join those countries that already have recognized a unilaterally declared Palestinian state.
Argentina and Brazil announced their support last week of a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state.
In announcing that they would recognize a Palestinian state along 1967 borders, the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay risk undermining a very delicate peace process. Only Israeli and Palestinian representatives can create a two-state solution.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- Argentina has recognized a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, according to a note sent from President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to Mahmoud Abbas.
Kirchner on Monday sent the note to Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, announcing that her government recognizes Palestine as a free and independent state within 1967 borders and according to what the parties determined during the negotiation process.
The concept of klal Yisrael (that all Jews are one) will begin to come alive under a proposal now being developed to bring together young people from Jewish community centers in Buenos Aires and Jerusalem with those in Commack and Cedarhurst.
"Klal Yisrael is a concept that is written in our prayers but is not one that people can feel," said Smadar Bar-Adiva, executive director of the World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers.