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What is the best solution (long-term) for Israel-Palestine situation?
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Vaishnavi Tiwari
May 30, 2021
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has taken a course where a solution cannot even remotely be in the nature of a zero-sum game. The unfortunate events that have unfolded are the result of a long standing dispute and until the problem is itself addressed, ceasefires cannot promise to establish a long and sustainable period of peace. The conflict has become too complex to be simply put in the terms of race, the discord has become over territory which is deep rooted with several intangible stakes, including race. The solution which then would gain prominence would be acceptance of borders. This is a crucial task since borders allocate areas of operation and grant sovereignty. In this way Israel does not have any authority whatsoever to evict Palestinians from their own land. Another solution is to provide solid recognition to the State of Palestine and acknowledge that the strife is recurring because they seek recognition. Given the history of the state and its population that is living as refugees, Israel cannot afford to make this act of recognition more political than it already is. This recognition must be followed by autonomy. Another thing required is the acceptance of the fact that amidst all of this, civilians are being made to bear the brunt of it all and that nothing further must be directed by any party to insinuate otherwise and absolve themselves of responsibility. Whichever contemporary solution of one state or two states observes these prerequisites will perhaps help in establishing peace.
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