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Extremism From the River to the Sea

Given the alternatives, a two-state outcome remains the only viable option for peace between Israel and Palestine. Though it faces resistance from extremists on both sides, moderates can still prevail after the fighting ends, provided that they have support from the United States, the European Union, and the Arab states.

STOCKHOLM – The reported death toll among Palestinians in Gaza now exceeds 25,000, and still there is no end in sight for the fighting, nor any clarity on Israel’s strategic objectives. Debates about what should eventually follow the war are intensifying. The United States has been increasingly vocal in its call for renewed efforts toward a two-state solution, which has been the policy of the European Union and most of the international community for years. The Arab Peace Initiative also aims to establish two states for the two peoples who reside between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.