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Israel and the Palestinians: Chronology of a Two-State Solution

CRS In Focus – Israel and the Palestinians: Chronology of a Two-State Solution, May 31, 2019. “The idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict developed gradually in the years after Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. This product highlights the evolution of thisi dea. In 2002, U.S. policy became explicitly supportive of creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Since then,unsuccessful negotiating efforts and other developments have led many observers to doubt the viability of a two-state solution. These doubts have grown during the Trump Administration amid speculation that the plan the Administration has pledged to release may use economic measures to elicit Palestinian concessions on core issues of dispute with Israelis (security, borders, settlements, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees),without specifically calling for an independent Palestinian state….”

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