Do we really want to cede that whatever the Palestinian state chooses to recognize makes one iota of difference? Israel is the Jewish state, with safeguards of Arab and other minorities. The refusal of the Palestinian state to put that into writing will not change that one bit. Would be different if they insisted on stating that Israel is not a Jewish state, but that has not happened. Let's focus on the real issues and hopefully find a resolution all sides can respect and live with.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Kerry: 'Mistake' to use Jewish state recognition as deal breaker