Youth Political Club (YPC)

The 8th Seminar for the YPC- Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution

1 September, 2019

Gaza City— PalThink concluded the eighth seminar of the project: “Youth Political Club: Palestine’s Tomorrow Leaders” implemented in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the lecturer is Dr. Ghassan Al-Khatib, Professor of Cultural Studies at Birzeit University.

The discussed theme was “Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution: The Case of the Two-State Solution” the seminar took place at Pal-Think’s hall on Sunday, 1 September, 2019 and lasted for three hours 10:00-13:00.

The lecture aimed to review the current and past peace-building efforts within the Palestinian situation and then discuss the two-state solution and  other alternatives from the one-state solution to the deal of the century and its details.

Dr. Al-Khatib discussed several key ideas, including the concept of peace building, international mediation and negotiations, the Middle-East peace process, reasons for failure of peace process, in addition to outlining the pros and cons for the one-state solution in comparison to the two-state solution.

Comments and questions:

  • Do the Oslo Accords include conditions that bind Israel towards delivering the two-state solution?
  • What is the role of the PLO and the PA in achieving the two-state solution?
  • What is the role of the Palestinian youth in supporting the one-state/two-state solutions?
  • ًWhat are your views on the deal of the century and the possibility of passing it through at the moment?


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