n Conflict Trends - The Palestine-Israel conflict : lessons from South Africa's democratic transition

Volume 2009, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Tragically, the Palestine-Israel conflict shows no sign of resolution - even some 60 years after its inception. As evidenced by the recent incursions of Israel into Lebanon and Gaza, the conflict seems to be descending into deeper complexity, with tragic loss of lives, injuries to thousands of innocent civilians and destruction of property, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States (US) presents a window of opportunity to move this conflict along a different trajectory, and to offer peace a chance.

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