Chile Plans to Open Embassy in Palestinian Territories

Photo: Reuters

The Facts

  • Chile's left-wing Pres. Gabriel Borić announced on Wednesday plans to open an embassy in the Palestinian Territories, which would make Chile one of the few countries that have formal embassies in the West Bank.

  • Speaking at a Christmas party with Palestinians in Santiago, Borić reportedly alleged that Israel has been illegally occupying Palestine and violating the rights and dignity of its people.

The Spin

Pro-Israel narrative

This comes as no surprise — far-left Borić is well-known for his fiercely anti-Israel stance and has even openly praised the Palestinian "resistance," which is a dog whistle for Palestinian terrorism. This is but his latest public and deliberate snubbing of Israel.

Pro-Palestine narrative

This is a bold move by Borić, which will give Palestinians the representation they deserve under international law. It's about time the West Bank and Gaza, which have been under Israeli occupation since 1967, are recognized as a sovereign Palestinian state.

Nerd narrative

There's a 44% chance that Israel will recognize Palestine by 2070, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Establishment split



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