This project on Israel, Palestine and their neighbours promotes regional engagement in the Middle East Peace Process.

The project highlights the importance of the conflict’s regional dimension, with a focus on the Palestinian refugee issue, which is widely regarded as one of the most difficult elements of arriving at an agreement. The MENA Programme’s continuing work on the refugee issue is collectively known as the 'Minster Lovell Process', named for the Oxfordshire village where many of the meetings take place. Using workshops, scenario-building exercises and field research, work in this area has helped to bridge gaps in communication between all the countries concerned with the refugee issue and provided technical expertise to assist with ongoing talks.

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