The floodgates have opened across Europe on the issue of Palestinian statehood. On Friday, the Portuguese parliament became the latest European legislature to call on its government to back statehood, joining Sweden, Britain, Ireland, France and Spain.

Similar moves are expected in Denmark, and from the European Parliament. The Swiss government will join the fray this week, inviting states that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention to an extraordinary meeting to discuss human rights violations in the occupied territories. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog