Israel-Palestine: Beyond the Stalemate (2017-2019)

This project created a platform for constructive dialogue among Israelis, Palestinians and other stakeholders, to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Arab foreign ministers meet at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo during an extraordinary session to discuss their stance on Jerusalem and the US decision to relocate its embassy to the holy city, 1 February 2018. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty Images

This debate would deal not only with the shape of a lasting settlement of the conflict but would also look for ways of promoting better Israeli-Palestinian relations in the period leading up to a settlement.

The project examines what worked in the past and why it ultimately failed to lead to final agreement, in order to learn usable lessons from that experience.

It looked at change in Israel, among the Palestinians and in the regional and international contexts, to establish what new possibilities might exist.

As part of the process we consulted leading thinkers and practitioners on the conflict. Findings were embodied in research and briefing papers.

This was a continuation of a previous project named Regional Approaches to the Middle East Peace Process.