Briefing paper: the role of the EU in the Israel/Palestine conflict in context

This briefing paper assesses the role of the European Union in the potential resolution of the conflict, and seeks to evaluate how this role can be strengthened. Firstly, the paper sets out the official positions of the EU on the conflict, and then gives examples of recent regional and global efforts towards a comprehensive peace settlement. It follows with the contemporary stances of the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority respectively, and assesses how these accord or not with such efforts. The conclusion provides some recommendations on steps the European Union could take to further its contribution, in this context, to a just and lasting peace.

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