Israel and the Palestinians: Prospects for a Two-State Solution.

22 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/R40092. Source: Congressional Research Service.

One year after the formal renewal of direct talks at the November 2007 Annapolis Conference, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) have been unable to come to terms on a final-status peace agreement, despite possible signs of progress. Differences between the two sides continue over core issues such as borders, security, settlements, the status of Jerusalem, refugees, and water rights, despite their mutual acceptance of the concept of a negotiated “twostate solution” that would establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip pursuant to the principle of “land for peace.”

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