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Brookings Doha Webinar: Israeli Annexation and the Future of Palestine
June 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Israel’s new unity government has confirmed its intentions to pursue annexation of a substantial portion of the West Bank as early as 1 July 2020, with backing from the Trump administration. This unilateral step, which will make a reversal in Israeli policy politically impossible, is meant to prevent any future establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
In response, the Palestinian leadership has absolved itself of prior agreements with Israel and the United States, including the Oslo Accords, but provided few clear indications of what it will do next. What is clear, however, is that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is entering a new stage, which will be very different from the one that preceded it.
The discussion will address the following questions: What are the likely consequences for everyone involved, especially the Palestinian people, and how will international policymakers adjust to the post-annexation reality? What does this mean for the Palestinian campaign within international institutions, especially the International Criminal Court? What is the fate of the Palestinian national movement, and what does this mean for the region?
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