Is the two-state solution for the Palestine question still alive? | The Hindu Parley podcast

Given the unity of the Palestinians as well as practical impediments, the solution is not viable.

May 27, 2021 08:14 pm | Updated May 28, 2021 07:15 pm IST

The 11-day fighting between Hamas and Israel, coupled with protests across the Palestinian territories and Israeli cities, have turned the spotlight once again on the Palestine question. The internationally accepted solution to this crisis is the so-called two-state solution. This would mean that an independent, sovereign Palestine state and an independent, sovereign Israeli state would coexist in peace. But on the ground, since the Oslo Accords were signed, there has been little progress on the two-state solution and Israel has only tightened its occupation of Palestine over the years.

Here we discuss the past, present and future of the Palestine question.

Guests: A.K. Ramakrishnan , a professor of international relations at the Centre for West Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi; Nathan Thrall , the author of The Only Language They Understand and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books.

Host:Stanly Johny

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