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Russia Reaffirms Recognition of 'Palestine' with 'E. Jerusalem as Capital', Israeli fears Confirmed

Medvedev reaffirms Soviet recognition of Palestine

In Jericho, Russian president says Moscow has not changed its position since 1988 when it 'recognized independent Palestinian state with its capital in east Jerusalem'

Elior Levy
Latest Update: 01.18.11, 16:36 / Israel News

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Moscow had recognized an independent Palestinian state in 1988 and was not changing that position adopted by the former Soviet Union.


But on his first visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank as Russian head of state, Medvedev stopped short of making a ringing declaration of recognition of Palestinian statehood by the Russian Federation that he represents.



At a news conference with Medvedev in Jericho, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "We remember that Russia was one of the first states in the world to recognize the state of Palestine

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Added: Jan-18-2011 
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Tags: Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Islam, Jews, Christian, Middle East, War, Conflict
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