REPORT: Biden Contemplating Unilateral Recognition of Palestinian State

By Jerry McConway, updated on February 1, 2024

A shocking report came out on Wednesday regarding a push by Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding Palestine.

If the reports are accurate, Biden is looking to give unilateral recognition of the Palestinian state, something that goes completely against the current position of the United States.

Talking Points…
- U.S. Stance on Israel and Palestine
- Reports about the recognition of the Palestinian state
- Analysis

U.S. Stance on Israel and Palestine

Currently, the United States does not recognize the State of Palestine, although it does give recognition to its representative group, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The U.S. also recognizes the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) as the government branch of Palestine.

In terms of its relationship with Israel, the United States currently holds the position that the best way for peace between Palestine and Israel is for the two countries to come together to negotiate a two-state solution whereby Palestine is acknowledged as an independent state alongside Israel.

The Palestinian State

Rumors are flying all over the place right now regarding both the United States and the UK recognizing Palestine as an independent state to force the two-state solution.

This would be a massive shift in policy that could have severe repercussions both domestically and on the foreign relations front. Axios reported:

“For decades, U.S. policy has been to oppose the recognition of Palestine as a state both bilaterally and in UN institutions and to stress Palestinian statehood should only be achieved through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”

Analysis

For me, this was a purposeful leak from the State Department to get a read on how the American people and Israel feel about making such a shift. And I can tell you right now, this is going to be a problem.

This administration has coddled up to enemies and adversaries almost from day one, with nothing worse than its support of Palestine for a cease-fire and Democrats now calling for UNRWA funding to be continued after it was revealed that 12 members participated in the October 7 raid, and nearly 10% of the organization has ties to Hamas, with roughly 50% of the staff having ties to some militia organization.

This is something that may have been tolerated by Israel a decade or more ago, but since then, Palestine has not only welcomed Hamas but has made it the ruling body in Gaza, making it a hotbed of terrorist activity.

To that point, while Netanyahu has never been an overly popular politician in Israel, he is rising in the polls for resisting the two-state solution as part of the negotiations to end this war with Hamas. Israelis now believe he is the one politician they have that will resist being bullied by the United States, and so far, that has been true, as Netanyahu has stated he will move forward in this war with or without the United States help.

If Biden moves forward with this, I do not see how he will recover from it. I have followed the polling in the media, where Palestinians support the actions of Hamas. This is, in essence, Biden siding with terrorists, not exactly a bell ringer during an election year. I will say it again… I do not understand the incessant need for this administration to become friends with terrorist nations, but it is clearly something atop Biden’s wish list.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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