Ken Stein: Political Views of a Two-State Solution
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and PA president Mahmoud Abbas (right) participate in peace talks in Cairo, September 2010. Photo:Reuters

Ken Stein
Policywatch 2118, WINEP
August 15, 2013

International organizations and various Israeli, Palestinian, and world leaders have made telling comments about the two-state concept over the past decade, providing insight into its prospects for ending the conflict.

The two-state solution is the most widely endorsed diplomatic idea for Israeli-Palestinian peace since the passage of UN Resolution 242 in November 1967. That resolution, which became the basis for future Arab-Israeli negotiations, enshrined the idea of acknowledging “the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political independence of every state in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.” [Read more…]

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