EU's Solana: UN should recognize Palestinian state by set deadline Date: 12 / 07 / 2009 Time: 17:13 Bethlehem – Ma’an/Agencies – The European Union’s top foreign policy official called for the United Nations Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state by a certain deadline even if Israel does not. Javier Solana made these comments on Saturday at a lecture in London. The Palestinian Authority leadership currently refuses to enter negotiations with Israel until it stops construction of illegal West Bank settlements, recognizes past agreements, and agrees to the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state. "After a fixed deadline, a UN Security Council resolution should proclaim the adoption of the two-state solution," Solana said, adding the declaration should include the borders of the Palestinian state, the fate of Palestinian refugees, control over Jerusalem and security arrangements, according to Reuters. "It would accept the Palestinian state as a full member of the UN, and set a calendar for implementation. It would mandate the resolution of other remaining territorial disputes and legitimize the end of claims," Solana also said, according to the news agency. Calling for a return to Israel's borders before the 1967 war in which it occupied the West Bank, Gaza, and other territory, Solana said mediators should set a timetable for a final peace agreement, according to the report. "If the parties are not able to stick to it (the timetable), then a solution backed by the international community should be put on the table," he said, as quoted by Reuters. The EU, along with the United States, Russia and the United Nations, is part of the Quartet charged with brokering Middle East peace negotiations. http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php...tails&ID=39190 Does UN have any power to do like this ? already so many resolutions are against Israel , Israel would simply reject this even and May be America would again Veto it .