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What are the solutions to the Israel Palestine conflict? Show more Show less

What started as intercommunal violence between Israelis and Arabs in the 1920s evolved over the course of the twentieth century into a full-blown civil war and open conflict. After much bloodshed and the dawn of a new century, what would a solution to the Israel-Palestine situation look like? Is peace even a possibility for one of the world's longest-running conflicts?

A two-state solution Show more Show less

There must be two separate, independent states, one Israeli and one Palestinian, each with its own government and full autonomy over its domestic and international affairs.
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Right to return

A two-state solution would solve the issue of Palestinian refugees who wish to return to their homeland.

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Palestinian refugees are scattered throughout the Middle East. These refugees should be permitted to return to their country of origin. The establishment of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution would allow these refugees to return.

The Argument

Under a two-state solution, a Palestinian state would be established. This would allow the millions of Palestinian refugees living in places like Jordan and the US to return to their homeland. This would be impossible under a one-state solution. The Israeli population would not agree to an influx of Palestinian Arabs that would cause the population demographic to shift in favour of Palestinian Arabs.

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[P1] Palestinian refugees could only return under a Palestinian state. [P2] Only a two-state solution allows for the creation of a Palestinian state. [P3] Therefore, only a two-state solution can grant Palestinian refugees the right to return.

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