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What are the solutions to the Israel Palestine conflict?

What started as intercommunal violence between Israelis and Arabs in the 1920s evolved over the course of the twentieth century into a full-blown civil war and open conflict. After much bloodshed and the dawn of a new century, what would a solution to the Israel-Palestine situation look like? Is peace even a possibility for one of the world's longest-running conflicts?

A one-state solution

Israelis and Palestinians must be united under a single, binational state. Both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs would enjoy the same legal and civil rights and live under a government in which both religions are represented.

No progress has been made on a two-state solution

Negotiations on a two-state solution have proven ineffective. It is time to change tact and explore one-state options. Explore

Overcomes border issues

A one-state solution is essential for avoiding drawing up unpopular and divisive borders. Explore

Agreeable to demands on both sides

The Palestinians want to access and control the entirety of Israel, and Israel wants to be the sole policy determinant in the 'state'. Where both Palestinians and Israelis are voters and equal citizens, both autonomy and access are provided to all peoples. Explore

A two-state solution

There must be two separate, independent states, one Israeli and one Palestinian, each with its own government and full autonomy over its domestic and international affairs.

There are already logical borders

The June 4, 1967 border divisions with agreed land swaps clearly define Israeli and Palestinian territory. Explore

Natural homelands

Both Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews would be able to establish a natural homeland. This would respect the nationalist feelings in the region and create an opportunity for equal and shared existence in the Holy Land. Explore

The most popular outcome

A two-state solution is the most popular outcome for those living in the region. Explore

Right of return

A two-state solution would solve the issue of Palestinian refugees who wish to return to their homeland. Explore

Israeli-Palestinian confederation

Israel and Palestine would form a mini-EU. Under the terms of the bloc, each state would have its own government but both governments would cooperate on economic, security, environmental and natural resource matters.

Everyone can stay where they are

Under a confederation, nobody would need to relocate. If Israel and Palestine formed a united government, while maintaining their separate identities, they could coexist peacefully. Both states would stay where they are and allow citizens to easily travel between the two states. Explore

Autonomy plus

Autonomy plus would allow Palestinians the freedom to control their own local governments and schools but within the state of Israel.

There is no solution to the Israel Palestine conflict

The political objectives of both sides, coupled with the current political climate, mean that no solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is available.

No trust

Without trust, neither side can negotiate for a lasting solution to the conflict. Explore

No Israeli incentive

On the Israeli side, there is little incentive to secure a solution to the conflict. Explore

The US is not a viable peace broker

The US is one of the few nations capable of brokering peace but it is not willing to do so. Explore

Internal Palestinian divisions

Internal divisions among Palestinians make negotiations impossible. Explore
This page was last edited on Wednesday, 5 Feb 2020 at 17:41 UTC