Irish Recognition Of Palestine Unlikely To Result In US Backlash - Former Army Ranger

The Taoiseach announced we would officially recognise Palestine as an independent state next week.

It's unlikely Ireland will see a negative push-back from the US after recognising Palestine as an independent state, according to a former Army Ranger.

Ireland joined Norway and Spain in announcing the landmark decision today, which will take effect on May 28th.

Israel says it's disappointed by the decision, calling it a prize for terrorism, and is recalling its ambassador as a result.

Independent Kildare South TD, and member of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, Cathal Berry, says he suspects other European capitals could follow suit in the coming months:

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