The Italian parliament has again postponed the vote on a non-binding bill calling for the official recognition of a Palestinian state, reportedly under pressure from Israel.The motion is understood to be similar to the one put forth in Sweden, where the government formally recognized a Palestinian state last year , as did France, Britain, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

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The motions in question, however, have no actual diplomatic effect and are chiefly a symbolic gesture, PNN reports.

A similar vote is planned in Belgium, where legislators are working on a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, though the government said, last week, that any timing to proceed will depend on European Union action.

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An AFP count puts the number of states which now recognize Palestine at 112.