This people-focused contribution questions fundamental assumptions about the persistence of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and discusses prerequisites for alternative strategies. It argues that without addressing people’s perceptions and beliefs, peace will remain elusive. It also argues that moving beyond the cycles of failure and impasses requires serious engagement in a process of decolonization of Palestine, new framing and new assumptions to understand why this conflict persists. Only by addressing the imbalances of power and ending the Israeli occupation in the short term can future long-term solutions be discussed.
Alaa Tartir (2015): Palestine‒Israel: Decolonization Now, Peace Later, Mediterranean Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13629395.2015.1126391 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629395.2015.1126391.