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Is popular support necessary for Israeli-Palestinian deal or could top-down suffice?

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Published: 24 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Is a peace deal possible if Israelis and Palestinians simply don’t trust each other? – Joel Braunold & Sarah Yerkes – Brookings Institution 03.01.17
While public trust and support may not be a sufficient condition for a just and lasting peace, it is a necessary one.

Why popular support isn’t necessary for an Israeli-Palestinian deal
– Norrin M. Ripsman – The Washington Post 19.01.17
Every single peace agreement between regional rivals in the 20th century that lasted more than 10 years began as a top-down agreement between states for geostrategic reasons or to preserve their leaderships’ hold on power – often with the public kicking and screaming.

And see: An International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace November 1, 2016


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