The Way Forward in Israeli-Palestinian Relations

October 2015
Conference Summaries / The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

As violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalated amid diplomatic stagnation, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies convened a roundtable discussion in Jerusalem. The discussion addressed questions concerning the way forward through the current crisis as well as steps that the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships, along with the U.S. and the broader international community, could and should take to prevent further bloodshed, while preserving and promoting the possibility of a two-state solution. The discussion took place on October 28th 2015, with the participation of twenty-five experts, predominantly Israeli think tank and NGO leaders, but also including foreign diplomats, and USIP’s President Nancy Lindborg. This paper summarizes the analysis and recommendations voiced during the discussion. It does not reflect a consensus of all or even some of the participants or the hosting organizations.

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