WASHINGTON, DC – The J Street Policy Center today released a compendium of analysis and recommendations stemming from the group’s inaugural symposium in September 2022, which focused on “Israeli-Arab Normalization and Advancing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Resolution.”
The symposium centered on the questions of whether and how the ongoing process of Israeli-Arab normalization can be harnessed in the service of addressing key aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and creating an environment more conducive to achieving a negotiated resolution to it. Drawing on insights from the symposium’s participants, the group’s new report includes a number of recommendations for harnessing the normalization process to create a better future for Israelis and Palestinians, including:
The full report can be found here.
“The normalization process has already produced clear benefits for Israel and the other participating countries – while largely bypassing Palestinians. Whether it can play a constructive role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains very much an open question,” said J Street’s Director of Policy Dr. Debra Shushan. “Drawing on a wide range of expert opinion, this compendium takes a thorough look at how the US and other actors could take positive steps in that direction.”