Brussels, 21-22 January 2011
The objective of the meeting was to examine current options for a peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflict
Given Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad’s August 2011 “deadline” for the declaration of a Palestinian state, and the suspension of U.S.-led proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians, the need to explore alternative paths for a resolution of the conflict becomes increasingly relevant. Even more so considering the unilateral resolution put forth by the Palestinians in the U.N., and growing doubts regarding the viability of the “two-state solution”, which have led some actors to seek alternative solutions.
The Toledo International Center for Peace and Actions in the Mediterranean held a roundtable discussion with the participation of civil society representatives from the Middle East, the European Union, and the United States. The objective of the meeting was to examine current options for a peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflict, with emphasis on a possible unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence, its consequences and alternatives.