No "Plan B" Because "Plan A" Cannot fail: The Oslo Framework and Western Donors in the OPT, 1993-2017

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Other chapters in this book explore the experiences and responses of Israeli and Palestinian communities to the hugely significant geographic, economic and political changes that came in the aftermath of the signing of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (DOP) in 1993. This chapter has a different focus – it analyses western donor and multilateral involvement based on the observation that these actors have played a crucial role in creating and sustaining the particular type of colonial ‘peace’ that exists in 2018. First, it provides an analysis of why, how, and with what impacts western donors have supported the DOP and have sought to put in place the foundations for the successful implementation of the two-state solution, known as ‘Plan A’. Second, it assesses their attitudes towards ‘Plan A’ at a time when many have commented on its demise due to Israeli colonial settlement expansion; and whether, in response to this context, a ‘Plan B’ is likely or in preparation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom the River to the Sea
Subtitle of host publicationPalestine and Israel in the Shadow of ‘Peace’
EditorsMandy Turner
Place of PublicationLanham: MD
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781498582872, 1498582877
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute


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