TITLE

THE PALESTINE PROBLEM

AUTHOR(S)
Lesch, Ann Mosely
PUB. DATE
July 1982
SOURCE
World Politics;Jul82, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p560
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The contradiction between Israeli and Palestinian goals and Israel's refusal to negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organization have caused a profound diplomatic impasse. Moreover, the PLO's dependence on Arab hosts has embroiled it in secondary-level conflicts with Arab states. Although the PLO has gained their moral, diplomatic, and financial support, it has posed a threefold challenge: rulers resent the military cost of confronting Israel; Palestinian raids precipitate Israeli retaliatory actions against host territories; and the presence of autonomous Palestinian political and military forces undermines the host regimes' sovereignty and legitimacy. The review essay explores the ramifications of these Palestinian-Israeli and Palestinian-Arab dilemmas, and assesses the likelihood of a compromise settlement by creating a Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
ACCESSION #
27545319

 

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