For years, Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have stalled because of a lack of new ideas. IPCRI's "Two States in One Space" project will serve as an alternative roadmap to peace - a confederative-like solution to the conflict. A Palestinian state aside an Israeli state, sharing the same land, ensuring freedom of movement for all, and answering both people's commitment to the land may be the new and innovative idea policymakers need in order to restart peace negotiations in the Middle East.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the longest lasting conflicts in the world. It is also a conflict that contains dangerous potential to export itself worldwide. Though there have been repeated attempts at negotiations, the peace process has been in a deadlock for years while the situation on the ground is getting worse. Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, leaders have been pushing for a two-state solution, divided by barriers, separate and separated. There has been no peace and no resolution.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will bring together Israeli and Palestinian experts to develop an alternative roadmap to peace. 10 working groups will generate proposals to solve issues relating to the establishment of two undivided states within a confederative-like framework. Our solution squares the circle, answering the needs of both peoples to have a state of their own, and ensuring freedom of access to important sites in each others' state. IPCRI has already received international commitments to the project.
Potential Long Term Impact
IPCRI would like to turn this project into a popular effort. The project will publish the findings of our working groups, both in print and online. IPCRI's alternative roadmap for peace will be available to policymakers interested in new solutions to the decades-old conflict. A confederative-like solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has the potential to become the foundation for a just and sustainable peace in the Middle East, and positively affect the lives of millions.
Total Funding Received to Date: $506
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $241,494
Total Funding Goal: $242,000