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Micheál Martin will use Washington visit to push for Palestinian recognition

Ireland has long called for international recognition but the Tánaiste’s visit comes as the US and UK are reported to be changing position

Micheál Martin will be travelling to Washington on Monday. Picture: PA

Tánaiste Micheál Martin will use a visit to Washington this week to push for support for the recognition of Palestinian state, as the US government has signalled a potentially historic change of position on the matter.

Martin will meet with US members of Congress, officials from Joe Biden’s administration and other Congress politicians.

After months of mounting frustration with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US and UK have indicated a shift in strategic thinking ...