chapter  5
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict

ByMichael Curtis

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can be resolved only by negotiations between the parties, not through unilateral declarations by one side. A unilateral declaration of a state would mean renouncing the many attempts made in many forums over the last sixty years to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by a negotiating process in which the Palestinians have taken part on many occasions. It would constitute a breach by the Palestinians of their past agreements and legal obligations. It would be an act of bad faith.