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Israel & NATO: Israel Becomes Member of NATO Assembly, PA Becomes Observer

(May 31, 2005)

Israel was admitted as a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly during the organization's meeting in Ljubjana, Slovenia. The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is the inter-parliamentary organization of legislators from 14 member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, and is a forum for international parliamentary dialogue. NATO also agreed to grant the Palestinian Authority observer status.

Sources: Jerusalem Post, (May 31, 2005); Palestinian National Authority International Press Center, (June 1, 2005)