The Biden White House plans to follow a policy that recognizes a Palestinian State at the end of the Israel-Hamas War, without participation from the Israeli government. The Biden White House is also considering urging other countries to recognize the Palestinian state and allow it to join the United Nations. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said the United Kingdom would do the same to achieve “irreversible progression to a two-state solution.”
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, said on 21 January that he would not compromise full Israeli security control of all territory of West Jordan. This is in opposition to a Palestinian State. The Palestinians, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad will drive away in the Cadillac El Dorado while Netanyahu will receive a set of steak knives after this public rejection.
As part of its postwar strategy, the Biden administration is tying possible normalization between Israel & Saudi Arabia with the creation of a path for the establishment of a Palestinian State. This initiative is based upon the administration’s efforts to negotiate a mega deal with Saudi Arabia before October 7, which included a peace accord between the kingdom of Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi officials have made it clear, both publicly and privately, since October 7th that any possible normalization agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia would be conditional on the creation of an “irrevocable pathway” toward a Palestinian State.
According to reports, Secretary of State Antony Blinken favors a “demilitarized”, or non-militarized, state as it worked well in Gaza.
The Biden regime does not seem to have a clear understanding of its foreign policy. This has become a sort of metaphor for Joe Biden’s decisions. Blinken’s people leaked that a policy review was in progress, but the National Security Council’s jaw was hanging.
White House National Security Council spokeswoman said that “it has been longstanding U.S. Policy that any recognition of the Palestinian state must be through direct negotiations between parties, rather than unilateral recognition at UN.” This policy has not been changed.
The State Department declined to comment.
Three issues are a sticking point. The first thing to do is define the borders of this new terrorist state. Nobody knows how it would look. The obvious impact of an Iranian-controlled terrorist state bordering Israel, which could have mutual defense treaties with nations hostile to Israel as well as UN representation does not seem to be considered. Third, it appears that everyone is assuming the likelihood of Israel refusing to accept this terrorist state.
This would effectively end Trump’s Abraham Accords, by bringing Palestinians’ demands back into the Middle East geopolitics. If Israel does not accept the White House’s strategy of rolling back bilateral recognition agreements, it will be difficult for any Arab country to maintain relations with Israel.
If this does not happen, we will have abandoned our tacit allegiance with Israel. We have also handed a huge strategic victory to whoever controls the government of this new state.