Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations & The Issues at Stake
Over the past six decades, there have been numerous attempts to find a political formula to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, the current 'peace process' launched in the early 1990s, remains a complicated and unresolved issue. The impasse in the negotiations reveals how Israel has become accustomed to the way things are and sees no urge to change the status quo: it is in control of all the issues at stake, including land, natural resources, and people, while its own economy is flourishing. The bulletin examines past efforts and exposes the apparent intractability of this conflict by looking at both the existing state of affairs and the differing views regarding the so-called permanent status issues, i.e., Jerusalem, borders, refugees, settlements, water, and security.