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Frontier politics: Israel, Palestine and the current talks

Burton, Guy (2010) Frontier politics: Israel, Palestine and the current talks. International Affairs at LSE (08 Sep 2010). Website.

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With direct talks starting between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a range of different issues are on the table – and will need to be negotiated if a complete agreement is to be achieved within the proposed one-year deadline. One of those will be the question of the border between Israel and a future Palestinian state. To date there has been plenty of ink spilled over where the border should be located. The sources of contention include the issue of land swaps between the two sides, the presence of settlements, and the status of Jerusalem – with both sides claiming it as their capital. Underpinning this discussion are two crucial factors that need to be taken into account: on one hand, there exist differing visions for the border and therefore differing approaches favoured by each side; and, on the other hand, there is the question of governance of the future boundary (i.e. whether it should be managed between the two sides or with the support of a third party).

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 08:17
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 23:17

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