Compromising Palestine: A Guide to Final Status Negotiations by Aharon Klieman

By Aharon Klieman

In reaction to the demanding situations of bringing the tenacious Israeli-Palestinian clash to an finish, many have provided grand ancient views, imprecise formulation, or visionary new proposals. Aharon Klieman, in spite of the fact that, is going past summary reflections to supply a transparent and useful overview of which concerns could be very important within the upcoming negotiations, and why. on the best of his record is the partitionist technique of dividing land via political and territorial compromise.

Territorial partition--an proposal circulating for over sixty years--becomes extra favorite now, in response to Klieman, and is the single practicable choice (if any) for finishing the clash. Compromising Palestine argues that whereas the Oslo peace accords are an enormous assertion of ideas and supply a mechanism for peace, they're singularly ambiguous and don't supply tangible recommendations, which has to be sought via sensible compromises and urban plans to the letter via each side.

Falling among huge normal dialogue and real operational plans, this concise, essentially targeted, and wonderfully written booklet will offer a really beneficial reference element for somebody following the peace process--whether educational, coverage maker, or basic reader--and will give a contribution to the standard of research at each one level of the controversy in the course of the an important ultimate prestige period.

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At once intelligible and compelling, politically, but even morally so. For if it fails to sufficiently convince and inspire, chances are it will then fail to win the minimum support necessary for adoption as the agreed policy course of action. Logicality, though important, is insufficient in itself. , directly relevant to facts on the ground. In a word, it must be doable, practicable. But, fourth, in order to be workable in the fullest sense, the said solution must also be freely entered into by the two or more consenting parties.

Korea and Indochina. India and Palestine. ” These latter-day politics of partition only added to its previous bad name while amassing further proof of short-term expediency now compounded by failure in one instance after another to provide longer-term stable solutions. Neopartition, by contrast, owes its latter-day rehabilitation and 1990s distinctiveness to considered application of the territorial compensation and sharing principle (and somewhat less objectionably) to situations of intrastate ethnic conflict.

Why, when actually applied, are so few effective in practice, and—what really counts—over the longer haul? For that matter, what determines success or failure in the pacific settlement of such disputes? By asking these end-of-the-negotiating-process questions, we are really going well beyond the “rules of the game” in peacemaking for a look at the “ground rules”—those criteria that are necessary for judging any “permanent status” or “final status” Middle East peace framework, but with particular reference to the partitionist solution.

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