Israel-Palestine: A way to end the occupation

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Mark Levine was published by Al Jazeera on July 17, 2016.

 

The brilliance of Israeli strategy over the past 50 years has been that by dangling the possibility of independence in front of Palestinians, Israeli leaders have incentivised them to devote decades of energy towards investing in an identity and a solution that had no chance of being realised in the existing local, regional and international contexts.

And with both the PA and Hamas invested in the continuation of the status quo, any change in Palestinian politics and identity would have to arise from a grassroots that is under incredible pressure merely to hold the line on a daily basis.

 

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