Article “In search of the ‘second-best solution’ to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”

Date of publication: March 16, 2021

Radka Havlová of the Prague Centre for Middle East Relations (PCMR) of CEVRO Institute , together with Petr Pavlík of the University of Economics in Prague, published an article in Israel Affairs entitled “In search of the ‘second-best solution’ to the Palestinian-Israeli conflct”.

This article presents an alternative approach to the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. As the one-state solution is generally unacceptable to both Israel and the Palestinians and the two-state solution does not seem to be working, the authors suggest a possible ‘second-best solution’. Under this proposal a prospective Palestinian state would extend from the Gaza Strip to adjacent parts of the Sinai Peninsula for which Egypt would receive either financial or territorial compensation by the extension of its territory westwards to areas currently administered by Libya.