Status of Jerusalem – its importance in the Middle East peace process

Janković, Slobodan (2014) Status of Jerusalem – its importance in the Middle East peace process. In: Regionalism and Reconciliation : [proceedings of Round Table Conference, September 9, 2013]. Institute of International Politics and Economics; Global Resource Management Program, Belgrade; Doshisa, pp. 56-70. ISBN 978-86-7067-210-9

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The most neglected and yet the thorniest issue in the Arab-Israeli peace process is the status of Jerusalem. Contention over it surpasses issue of Palestinian refugees, borders of the West Bank, issue of water or any other. Its importance for the continuation of the conflict and its presence in official documents of the peace conferences and similar gatherings are disproportionate. Issue of the status of the Israeli capital or would be capital of Arab Palestine is rarely mentioned even by those organisations and individualsin the Jewish community thatsupport the two-state solution. Key for understanding this lies in the highly religious identity of both Israelis and the Arabs and in the nature of the conflict.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jerusalem, Peace process, Middle East, Israel, Palestine
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 09:32
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 09:32

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