US Politics

Marion McKeone: Joe Biden floats Palestine recognition as Benjamin Nethanyahu frustrates allies

The timing of briefings from Washington and London suggests a shift in thinking on a highly sensitive proposal

People walk past destroyed buildings in the Maghazi camp for Palestinian refugees, which was severely damaged by Israeli bombardment amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. Picture: Getty

After months of mounting frustration with Benjamin Netanyahu, the US and UK have indicated a shift in strategic thinking about the long-stalled two-state solution. For the first time, the recognition of a Palestinian state without buy-in from Israel is being contemplated as an option.

The US has downplayed reports that the recognition of a Palestinian state at the end of the war in Gaza is under review; but a spokesman for Secretary of State Antony ...