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The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography, and the Road Ahead

Mehran Kamrava


The “two-state solution” is the official policy of Israel, the United States, the United Nations, and the Palestinian Authority alike. However, this book argues that Israel's “state-building” process has never risen above the level of municipal governance, and its goal has never been Palestinian independence. It explains that a coherent Palestinian state has already been rendered an impossibility and, to move forward, Palestine must redefine its present predicament and future aspirations. The book covers the history of Palestine, the process and consequences of Palestine's territorial dismembe ... More

Keywords: two-state solution, Israel, United States, United Nations, Palestinian Authority, state building, Palestine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300215625
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehran Kamrava, author
Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar

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