TITLE

PEACEMAKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST: THE NEXT STEP

AUTHOR(S)
Feldman, Shai
PUB. DATE
March 1981
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Spring81, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p756
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses issues related to the peacemaking process in the Middle East in 1981. In Israel, enthusiasm for the proposed West Bank autonomy has withered. Israelis conclude that real autonomy can lead only to an independent Palestinian state, a perception which is not shared by their Palestinian neighbors. The fundamental problem from Israel's perspective is whether it can afford to yield control over the West Bank. The area's proximity to the state's essential core makes this a critical issue. At stake for Egypt is its ability to escape its present isolation within the Arab world. Having broken ranks with its former allies by signing a separate peace treaty with Israel, Egypt must now devote much effort to restoring its regional ties. It appears, then, that Israel's national security is affected by the future of the West Bank in two critical ways. Should Israel forego control over the territory, it may become exposed to the risks resulting from the area's proximity to her essential core. Should it refuse to relinquish control, thus preventing Egypt from delivering Palestinian self-determination, the strategic implications of Egypt's possible withdrawal from the peace process will have to be faced.
ACCESSION #
4854023

 

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