Countries cut diplomatic ties with Israel in response to Gaza war | Conflict between Israel and Palestine
Will diplomatic pressure on the US and other Western allies of Israel make them reconsider their support for the war?
Israel’s bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip has entered its second month.
More than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed, according to authorities in Gaza, and large areas of the land have been reduced to rubble.
As public anger grows around the world over the high death toll and growing humanitarian crisis, Israel is facing a diplomatic backlash.
South Africa and Bolivia have severed relations with him, and several other countries are recalling their ambassadors and embassy staff.
This greatly reverses Israel’s efforts in recent years to establish relations with many nations that have shunned it for decades.
So can these diplomatic moves put pressure on the US and Israel’s other Western allies to push it to at least agree to a humanitarian ceasefire?
Presenter: Nick Clark
Maleeha Lodhi – former Pakistani ambassador to the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Nations
Jawad Anani – former deputy prime minister and foreign minister in Jordan
Kealeboga Mapunye – professor of African politics at the University of South Africa