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Also for the
Palestine government, rather than waiting for the outside help, they would
fared better if they proactively ask for help in the UN, and reach the
With Palestine is
the victim, they need to open up their voice to the UN since, that is the most
appropriate action in order to finish the conflict at once. And if can, abandon
two state solution because it just isn’t working anymore due to many splits.
Also with regards to Israel – Palestine conflict, if the two state didn’t work
out at all, they need to try maintaining status quo that is existed right now,
and considering one state solution, just I have been aforementioned in the
previous chapter before.
opinion, either for this conflict, they need to use One State Solution which
would join all territories as one nation, or simply maintain the status quo as
it stands now.
Also, if two-state solution wants to work, they
would have to include federal arrangements not only about security but also
about water, cell-phone coverage, sewage, and countless other details of a
common infrastructure. Which, Israel wouldn’t share at all.
answer 2 question, one which about
“What would be the concrete approach and solutions?” and “What is the best role
that international organization(s) and/or regional intergovernmental
organization(s) can play to contribute towards finding an effective solution?”
is that they should bring this to the UN and they need to develop a compromise
for the solution of the 4 aforementioned problem. With regards to the two
solution, it can’t be done at all due to the nature of two state solution
itself, which The Palestine government is divided between two governments that
cannot come to terms. The leadership in the West Bank lacks the political
legitimacy to make far-reaching but necessary concessions, and the leadership
in Gaza does not even recognize Israel, whose citizens it frequently attacks,
and the current Israeli leadership, even though they support a two-state
solution, appears to oppose it in practice with Palestine.
Security: For Palestine, security means an end to foreign military occupation
in the area. For Israel, this means avoiding a takeover of the West Bank that
would threaten Israel of any occupation, and it also means keeping Israel
defensible against foreign armies, which often means requiring a continued
Israeli military presence in parts of the West Bank.
3. Refugees: Large
numbers of Palestine people fled or were expelled from their homes in what is
now Israel, primarily with their descendants now counted five million and
believe they deserve the right to return.
Jerusalem: Both sides claim Jerusalem as their capital and consider it a center
of religious worship and cultural heritage. The two-state solution typically
calls for dividing it into an Israel West and a Palestine East, but it is not
easy to draw the line with Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites are on top
of one another. Israel has declared Jerusalem its “undivided capital,”
effectively take over the are of its eastern half, and has built up
construction that essentially make Israel in control of the city, and Israel has said it can’t agree to any deal which sees the city shared
or divided between the two sides. The Palestinians say they will not retract
their claim and access to their holy sites, all of which are located in East
Jerusalem, on the Palestine side of the green line
1. Borders: There
is no consensus about precisely where to draw the line. Generally, most believe
the border line would be followed, even before the Arab-Israel war of 1967, but
with Israel keeping some of the land where it has built settlements and in
exchange providing other land to the Palestine to compensate.
With regards to
Israel and Palestine conflict about “What would be the concrete approach and
solutions?” it’s a bit hard on what to do to solve since there are four issues
that have proved most challenging. Each comes down to a set of bedrock demands
between the two sides that, in execution, often appear to be mutually
The Palestinians say this would deny the existence
of the one in five Israeli citizens who are Palestinian, because they have long
insisted that their descendants should have the right to return to their former
homes, although many diplomats believe they would settle for a symbolic “right
The Palestinians already requested that the border of their new state
should follow the green line, giving them 22% of their historic land. But
Israel, which has built hundreds of settlements
on the side of the green line over the
past 50 years, insists that most of these should become part of Israel, which
would require a new border which would mean, according to critics, the takeover
of big part of area of the West Bank.
However, there were some of the past
negotiations that had failed to make progress and there are currently no fresh
talks in prospect. The main problem are borders, security, Jerusalem, and refugees.
Any potential deal is complicated by the geographical split between the West
Bank and Gaza. It further complicated due to demographic changes, an
increasingly powerful settler movement, outrage at Palestinian attacks such as
a many recent case about stabbings, and frequent bus and cafe bombings. Instead
of pursuing new strategic options from the Palestine government, of which there
are believed to be few in any case, they have largely been in a state of
suspension, awaiting political initiatives from outside.
basis is two separate states, Israel and Palestine, living peacefully side by
side on the land between the western bank of the Jordan river and the
Mediterranean Sea. Also, the two-state solution would establish an independent
Palestine state alongside Israel with two states for two peoples. In theory,
this would win Israel security and allow it to retain a Jewish demographic
majority while granting the Palestine a state, and therefore, effectively
ending the conflict altogether. Most governments have set achievement of the
two-state solution as official policy, including the United States, the United
Nations, the Palestine Authority and Israel. This goal has been the basis of
peace talks for decades.
conflict in question is tied into other overlapping but distinct issues:
whether the Palestine territories can become an independent state and how to
resolve years of violence that include the Israel occupation of the West Bank.
For decades, the two-state solution has been upheld by the international
community as it is the only way to end the Israel – Palestine conflict.
also widely accepted among Israel and
Palestine people around the world. Even elements of the Israel right are now
resigned to the establishment of a Palestinian state, although their conception
of the nature of that state is not acceptable to Palestinians. is widely
accepted among Israel – Palestine around the world. Even elements of the
Israeli right are now resigned to the establishment of a Palestine state,
although their conception of the nature of that state is not acceptable to
A “two-state solution” to
the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is the solution that
has been accepted from their leaders and approved by the international
community. The “two-state solution” itself would create an
independent Israel and Palestine, and is the mainstream approach to resolving
the conflict wit the idea is that Israel and Palestine want to run their
countries differently; Israel want a Jewish state, and Palestine on their own,
and since neither side can get what it wants in a joined state, the only
possible solution that satisfies everyone involves separating Palestinians and
Purpose of this topic is to explain the core problem of the Israel and
Palestine conflict and with our point of view, give the solution that is
acceptable within international relation study.
of Two state Solution with Regard to Israel Palestine Conflict