Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
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The controversy over President Obama’s “Iran Deal” concerning nuclear weapons during the spring and summer of 2015 intersects with ongoing debates over Israeli settlers, disputed territories, Palestinians, Gaza, the West Bank, and the “two state” solution.
Although many still hold out hope for the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a recent set of discussions with Israelis and Palestinians revealed increasing pessimism on both sides that it would transpire any time soon—or was even viable at all. On the Israeli side, some consider the Palestinian Authority to be a failed partner in the peace process. Others are willing to sacrifice any possible agreement in order to solidify Israel’s control and assert sovereignty over the West Bank.