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Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall | Looking Beyond a Two-State Solution

June 16

For decades, a two-state solution has been the prevailing potential solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, there is now growing doubts about the viability of the two-state solution. If the two-state solution continues to lose its ideological dominance, what other possible alternatives could succeed, if appropriately supported by the international community?

To tackle the complex conundrum of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we’re bringing together two experts with key insights on alternatives to the two-state solution. Daniel Egel, senior economist at RAND, will share his research on the viability of five alternatives: the status quo, the two-state solution, a confederation, annexation, and a one-state solution. His work is based on the feedback of West Bank Palestinians, Gazan Palestinians, Israeli Jews, and Israeli Arabs. Khaled Elgindy, former advisor to Palestinian leadership in Ramallah and senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, will discuss the blind spots of the international community on the conflict and emerging models of Palestinian governance. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Schnur, Politics Professor at USC, UC-Berkeley, and Pepperdine University. 

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