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Unformatted text preview: Arab-Israeli 4/11 11/04/2011 13:52:00 Simulation information Start Wednesday, 4/20 o Early Planning Stage w/other delegates from your own country Next three meetings are the negotiation process itself Following session debrief/compare results o Fourth meeting during one if the reading days o Goal is not to solve, but to intimately know how the process works Starting next meeting, different groups will be meeting in different classes o Early planning each group of delegates will meet in their own room o Afterwards, each individual delegation will meet in their own room Topics to be debated 2 People 1 Land Entitlements Historical Rights Justice All abstract & absolute, as well as Indivisible o If it was only a problem of land, the conflict would have ended by now. 1. Palestinian Refugees (None are mutually exclusive) Right of Return o Palestinian Claim o Israeli response is to mitigate Reparations o Posited by Israel o Who will pay the reparations Admission of Guilt o Whos fault it is for the Refugee problem 1948 or 1967? o Borders o Who would stand where (ask about every topic)? Egyptians European Union Israelis Etc. Nominal versus Actual? o A small amount vs. ALL can return Symbolic versus unilateral 2. Where are they? Which borders should be established? How to connect the West Bank and the Gaza Strip? Currently, there are NO official borders o Borders described in war are arbitrary to the arbiters decision Everyone wants larger borders; where do the lines get drawn? o Security o Holy Places o Historical areas (archeological) o Water 1947 UN Partition Plan o Who is for/against? Where does the UN itself stand on this topic?...
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