After the Trump “Peace Plan”: Two Perspectives on Palestinian Options

Author
Diana Buttu, Mouin Rabbani
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
The “Peace Plan” presented by Trump and his administration as the ultimate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians and their leadership. But what comes next? What strategy should Palestinians adopt? These two papers, written by two leading Palestinian analysts, lay out two distinct approaches for attaining Palestinian rights and aspirations. Diana Buttu argues that it is time for Palestinians to push for a one-state solution focusing on equal rights for all, while Mouin Rabbani contends that a one-state approach will not succeed given the current power dynamics and, therefore, favours a renewed Palestinian strategy to preserve the pre-Trump international consensus focused on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 and a just resolution of the refugee question.
Topic
Diplomacy, Territorial Disputes, Borders, Peace, Settlements
Political Geography
Middle East, Israel, Palestine