By Dana El Kurd, 972 Mag

The “Unity Intifada” which began in May has lent a great sense of urgency to discussions around the future of Palestine. Analysts and activists are increasingly debating the adoption of a rights-based approach to counter the outdated two-state paradigm, spotlighting Israel’s apartheid regime and what it means for Palestinian aspirations. Alternative political solutions are being proposed to end the impasse of the “peace process,” and to reverse or at least halt the settler-colonial policies that oppress the native Palestinian population. These include advocacy for new configurations, such as a confederation and various forms of a one-state solution.

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