The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
Gabon is a member of the Conference of Islamic Cooperation and should give its vote to Palestine automatically. Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria, it is true, try to walk a tightrope between Israel and Palestine, but both have embassy-level relations with Palestine (though not resident ambassador) and both have very sizeable Muslim populations. Portugal, in addition to being in favor of Palestine statehood, was carried into the Security Council by the 56 Muslim states. They wanted to keep Canada out, and I would be surprised if there was no understanding between them and Portugal that it would vote onside.