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Table of Contents
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
Chapter 1 What Is the Best Solution to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?
Chapter Preface 20
1 The Two-State Solution Should Be Implemented The Economist 23
2 A One-State Solution Should Be Implemented Ghada Karmi 35
3 Two-State Condominialism Should Be Considered as a Viable Solution Anne-Marie Slaughter 40
4 Rethinking Israel-Palestine: Beyond Bantustans, Beyond Reservations Noura Erakat 45
5 A Palestinian State Should Be Based on Pre-1967 Borders Barack Ohama 55
6 Return Israel to pre-1967 Borders? How About Returning the US to 1844 (or 1802 or 1861) Borders? George Berkin 62
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 68
Chapter 2 Should the United Nations Grant Palestinian Statehood?
Chapter Preface 70
1 No to the Palestinian "State" National Review 72
2 Statehood Exposes Israel's Contradictory Palestinian Policy J.J Goldberg 77
3 Palestinian Statehood Is Counterproductive and Blocks Peace Efforts Hillary Clinton 83
4 Palestinian Statehood Is lust and Affirms the Legitimacy of Palestine Pierre Tristam 95
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 100
Chapter 3 How Can Circumstances in the Palestinian Territories Be Improved?
Chapter Preface 102
1 The Palestinian Authority Should Be Dissolved Steven A. Cook 104
2 The Palestinian Authority Should Not Be Dissolved Dawoud Abu Lebdeh 110
3 The Palestinian Authority Should Recognize Israel as a Jewish State Jeff Jacoby 114
4 The Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Is Crucial to the Middle East Peace Process James Zogby 119
5 The Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects Michael Rubin 125
6 Palestinian Attempts at Institution Building Do Not Solve the Region's Problems Nathan J. Brown 135
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 148
Chapter 4 How Should the United States Treat the Palestinian Territories?
Chapter Preface 150
1 The United States Should Recognize Palestinian Statehood Zvi Bar'el 152
2 The United States Should Not Recognize Palestinian Statehood John R. Bolton 157
3 The United States Should Rethink Aid to the Palestinian Authority James Phillips 162
4 The United States Should Make a Concerted Effort to Root Out Corruption in the Palestinian Authority Elliot Abrams 172
5 The United States Should Take a More Proactive and Aggressive Role in Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks Alon Ben-Meir 180
6 The United States Should Be Doing More to Stop Israel's Crimes Against the Palestinian People Sarah Marusek 189
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 196
For Further Discussion 197
Organizations to Contact 199
Bibliography of Books 206