Crown Center for Middle East Studies

25 Years After Oslo: Why is Palestinian Support for the Two-State Solution the Lowest Since 1993?

A Brown Bag Seminar with Khalil Shikaki

Nov. 14, 2018

Handshakes between leaders

This talk will explore the shifts in public opinion regarding peace and the two-state solution since the signing of the Oslo agreement and the likely future directions. It will focus on the hardening of attitudes among Palestinians during the past decade, the impact of domestic politics on willingness to compromise and the impact of two years of the Trump Administration. It will also answer the question of whether the hardening of Palestinian attitudes is reversible and at what cost.

Khalil Shikaki is a Senior Fellow at the Crown Center and Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) in Ramallah.