ECFR event with Nick Witney (ECFR Senior Policy Fellow), Rachel Shabi (journalist and author) and Professor Rosemary Hollis (City University London), chaired by Fatima Ayub (ECFR Policy Fellow)
With US Secretary of State Kerry and UK Foreign Secretary Hague placing two year and one year windows respectively on the continued vitality of the two state option, and with well-founded scepticism surrounding attempts to renew negotiations, an unlikely combination of futility and urgency pervades European policy-making circles on Israel-Palestine. US leadership remains as assumed as it is constrained, European policies, perhaps unwittingly, perpetuate the status quo. Can that change? Might Europeans generate new momentum for restraining settlements, sustaining the viability of Palestinian statehood and creating space for a political breakthrough?
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