Rethinking EU Foreign Policy in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The worsening conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has certainly been a major concern for the European foreign policy, especially since the Oslo process defined the two-state solution as the only paradigm for a sustainable peace. This framework led the European Union (EU) to narrow its policies, and to jointly support both Israel and the newly established Palestinian Authority (PA). However, the period between the military intervention in Gaza in 2014 and the adoption of the July 2018 Nation State bill has constituted a fundamental shift in the legal and factual situation on the ground. This has effectively alienated EU policies from the reality on the ground, as they are based on a situational logic that is no longer prevalent. Sine Qua Non has decided to address the resulting incoherence, according to the variables that outline its methodology.

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