ECFR's Two-State Solution Stress Test

Post date: 23-Mar-2014 12:58:59

Most Israelis and Palestinians still support the Two-State Solution, but live in a more and more One-state reality...

The Two-State Stress Test is a very interesting project conducted by the think-tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

We are chiefly interested by the chapter: "Rise in public discourse of political alternatives to a two-state outcome", p.55:


Notable figures who have spoken out in favour of alternative solutions include Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labour Naftali Bennett, who proposed that Israel should annex Area C; former Defense Minister Moshe Arens, who proposed annexing the entire West Bank, and, over time, granting its residents limited Israeli citizenship; and a number of prominent Likud members of the Knesset, who have continued voicing support for the annexation of the West Bank in various configurations – positions that were taboo just a few years ago. Despite these statements, no politician has launched an organised political or parliamentary campaign in 2013 to proactively implement these plans.

Score 3: – Relatively mainstream political actors voice long-term alternatives that would preclude a two-state solution; such ideas resonate with a broader public.

About the Two State Stress:


Two-state solution and one state reality