March 15, 2015
Europe finds itself very close to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and shows an increasing interest in contributing to a sustainable and just solution to the conflict. Last December the European Parliament voted with overwhelming majority for a resolution supporting in principle the recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state resolution.
The Parliament added, to Israel’s satisfaction, that it believes that such a solution should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks. However, no talks are in the horizon – at least not before the elections in Israel on 17 March.
The elections will be followed by weeks of talks on forming a coalition government. However, coalition governments in Israel are not strong governments capable of both taking desirable decisions and implement them effectively. The result will probably be ungovernability.
The deteriorating situation on the ground makes it extremely difficult to implement the two-state solution. Still, it is the only feasible […]