Palestine’s Search for Statehood

The rockets may have fallen silent in Gaza, but things are set to heat up once more in the United Nations as Palestine makes its push towards formalising statehood. They hope to become a non-member state which would put them closer to equal footing with Israel in regards to international rights.

Israel are not supporting this bid, arguing that the move is unilateral and that Palestine should join them at the negotiation table.

Associate Professor Felix Patrikeef from the University of Adelaide joined Angus Randall to discuss this motion at the United Nations, as well as Egypt’s growing diplomatic role in the situation.

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