The Debate

Isolated Israel?: French Resolution Recognises Palestinian State (part 2)

The French national assembly has voted to recognise Palestine as a state. The foreign minister argued that recognising a Palestinian state - as Sweden has recently done - makes sense in the context of a broader peace deal. But there's no deal in sight, not even talks. Instead, since the last round of US-brokered negotiations collapsed, there's been another war in Gaza and increased attacks by extremists on both sides. Will the outside world's pressure help break the impasse?