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Nicholas Westcott

Nicholas Westcott is Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at SOAS University of London and a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School. He was Managing Director for the Middle East in the EU’s External Action Service from 2015-17.

Despite the appalling course of events since 7 October, the continuing fighting and the suffering of the bereaved and displaced in Israel and Gaza, people are beginning to ask where this will all end, how it will end, and even whether it will end? It is essential to address these questions now, because a lasting solution can only be found once people on both sides have some hope for the future The emergence of the two-state solution Since the 1917 Balfour Declaration declared support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine and fuelled the two growing national movements of Jews and the Palestinian Arabs, there have been only three possible solutions to the question of who lives in the land between …