Globalizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Not Now, When?
with the Centre for Global
Studies and the Centre for Studies in
Religion & Society

July 25, 2016, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Hickman Bldg., Rm 116, University of Victoria

It is virtually a diplomatic axiom
that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can be resolved only
through bilateral talks rather than by a solution imposed from outside.

Washington, D.C.-based analyst
Mitchell Plitnick proposes that this is not necessarily a binary choice. While
an imposed agreement likely would be unsustainably fragile, bilateral talks
also have a low chance of success due to the enormous imbalance of power
between the two sides.

An alternative path therefore must
be forged involving considerable international pressure on both Israel and the
Palestinians to engage in real negotiations within a framework that reflects
the international consensus.

Changes in the international
arena, however, are threatening to de-prioritize this conflict. Globalizing the
conflict is thus part of the problem and the solution. A realistic
resolution requires a new global framework for negotiations.

informative and timely public talk is presented by Victoria’s Jewish dialogue
Not Now, When? (, in conjunction with
for Global Studies and Centre for Studies in Religion & Society.

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