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The Return of the Jordan Option for Palestine?

Adnan Abu Amer surveys some of the latest "outside the box" thinking on a territorial solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh (R) gestures during a meeting with Hanna Nasir (L), chairman of the Palestinian Central Election Commission (CEC), in Gaza City January 30, 2013.  REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3D57Q

Since the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has reached a complete deadlock under the current government, and since there is no prospect of any serious breakthrough with the next government, both sides have begun to exchange ideas “outside the box” in order to find temporary solutions to the status quo in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Many of the region’s decision-makers consider these ideas to be relics of the past. Nevertheless, in light of the daily events and realities, decision-makers find themselves forced to take such ideas off the shelf and to try to turn them into actual political fact, as the Palestinian Authority (PA) falls apart and loses its vital roles and tasks.

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