Jerusalem, Netanyahu and the Two-State Solution
This brief analyzes Benjamin Netanyahu's real intentions vis-à-vis Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and the two-state solution. According to the author, Netanyahu has the following end game in mind for the conflict: a future in which there will be a cantonized, discontinuous Palestinian entity – called a state – dotted with Israeli settlements, with no international boundaries and isolated from Jerusalem. The author advises all stakeholders – Israelis, Palestinians, the international community and faith communities throughout the world – to base their own positions and policies on an unvarnished appraisal of Netanyahu's aspirations in Jerusalem.
© 2012 Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)