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Roadmaps and Final Destinations for Israel and Palestine. Middle East & Euro-Med Working Paper No. 12, April 2003

Emerson, Michael and Tocci, Nathalie. (2003) Roadmaps and Final Destinations for Israel and Palestine. Middle East & Euro-Med Working Paper No. 12, April 2003. [Working Paper]

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    [Preface]. The draft road map of 20 December 2002 annexed to this paper was prepared during the last months of 2002 by the Quartet, consisting of the EU, Russia, US and UN. This text was due to be published before the year end, but with the Israeli general elections due on 28 January 2003 the US insisted on delaying its publication. A few days before the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, President Bush announced that the road map would be published as soon as Abu Mazen was installed as Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority. The text had however already been long in public circulation (see, for example, the website of the Israeli NGO called Bitter Lemons at The present paper is extracted from Chapters 4 and 7, and Annex N, of the authors’ book published by CEPS and completed on 16 February 2003, under the title "The Rubik Cube of the Wider Middle East". The only addition has been the map entitled “West Bank ‘Security Wall’: Under Construction and Projected Alignment”, which was distributed by the Negotiation Affairs Department of the PLO on 25 March 2003. It is a matter for speculation and eventual clarification whether something like this map might be what Israel has in mind for the provisional borders of the interim Palestinian state under Phase II of the road map, if indeed the process reaches that stage. This map represents around 40-50% of the total territory of the West Bank occupied in the 1967 war, and compares with the 94% under discussion at Taba in January 2001.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Palestine.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Middle East
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Islam
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > Middle East and Euro-Med Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2004
    Page Range: p. 23
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:20

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