Articles on Israel / Palestine

Washington’s illusory plan for Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 05 June 2019

The United States is set to propose an economic plan for Israel-Palestine, spearheaded by Jared Kushner, on 25 and 26 June in Bahrain, where Gulf Arab states will discuss the troubled Palestinian economy.

The future of Palestine: Youth views on the two-state paradigm (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 28 May 2019

A quarter of a century on from the Oslo Peace Accords, young Palestinian writers share their views on the future of the two-state solution

Open letter: EU action for peace in Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

- 17 April 2019

An open letter by high-ranking former European Union officials urges Europe to reject a United States Middle East plan in the case that it promotes unequal rights between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it. 

Israel's foreign policy after its snap election (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 04 April 2019

Amidst allegations of fraud and bribery, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for a snap election on 9 April. In what direction could a new Israeli government take its foreign policy?

Mali, Algeria, and the uneasy search for peace (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 04 October 2018

This summer, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was re-elected to Mali's presidency; his plan for peace in the country can stem the conflict, but as the Algerian case shows, the process of reconciliation can be daunting 

ECFR’s two state parameters (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 18 September 2018

ECFR’s two state parameters provide a framework through which the EU can step up its efforts to achieve the just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two state solution

Jerusalem protests: violence in the vacuum (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 15 May 2018

There is still the chance, just, to limit further instability and bloodshed in Israel-Palestine.

Beyond humanitarian quick-fixes for Gaza (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 14 March 2018

Humanitarian aid cannot relieve suffering that stems from ongoing political choices.

Time to Talk About a One State Solution? (Commentary)

Lord Peter Hain - 22 February 2018

EU backed into a corner on Israel-Palestine (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 12 December 2017

Trump’s Jerusalem announcement and Netanyahu’s visit have placed unprecedented strain on Europe’s Israel-Palestine policy.