Everybody knows that a two-state solution is the best way forward for Israel and Palestine; that’s why even the US pays lip service to it. But in practice of course they and Israel are committed to gradually colonising, blockading and bombing Palestine out of existence.
So it’s great news that the UN has voted overwhelmingly in favour of upgrading Palestine from “non-member observer entity” to “non-member observer state” (like the Vatican). It’s a small victory but it’s a step in the right direction for the legitimacy of the Palestinian nation, the two-state solution and – hopefully, eventually, maybe – peace.
Congratulations to Murray McCully for the pleasant surprise of putting New Zealand’s vote in favour of the resolution, rather than opposing like the US, Canada and of course Israel, or abstaining like the UK and Australia.