Blog Post | Markaz: Debating Israeli-Palestinian futures
Focus on Palestinian rights, not Palestinian state
October 2, 2015,
Michael Barnett suggests that the focus on the two-state solution has distracted from the need to protect the basic rights of Palestinians. Although the right to national self-determination is important, he says, issues of Palestinian welfare and dignity are critical too. Barnett discusses the role of the authorities—Palestinian and Israeli—in protecting basic rights.