In December, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador recognized Palestine as “free and independent State according to the borders of 1967”, previously to the Six-Day War between Arabs and Israelis.
On Friday, 7, Chile followed the path of those four South American countries, challenging Israel, which presses for the non-recognition.
For 2011, the Palestinian Minister of the Foreign Relations, Riyad al-Malki, believes that most of the countries will do it, including the European Union.
If the EU decides not to recognize Palestine in this moment, Spain will do it up to September, affirmed al-Malki.
According to the chancellor, the decision of the majority of the other countries must be announced up to then.
Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela have already recognized Palestine as State. The Uruguay announced that it will adopt the same posture until December.
While it discusses the subject with the European Union, Palestine makes an effort to obtain the recognition of Mexico, which, according to al-Malki, will greatly influence the positioning of the other center-American countries.
The wave of recognitions in the Latin America created panic among the Israeli authorities that expect the disapproval of Washington.
The government of the United States, in note, affirms that the decision doesn´t contribute with the peace process in the Middle East.