Created by the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent American think tank and publisher, this thought provoking video (06:57) frames the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within the enduring challenge of accommodating two conflicting nationalist narratives in a single piece of territory. CFR President, Richard Haass, explores the history and context of the conflict, including the challenges of the two-state solution and how each side views different conflict-related milestones within their own goal of self-determination. He briefly explains the core questions that require solutions in order to achieve a peace deal: borders, settlements, security, refugees, and Jerusalem. This video is part of Model Diplomacy, a program that engages students to understand the challenges of shaping U.S. foreign policy in an interconnected world.
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