The challenge now facing the PA, Israel and the international community is to dispel the prevailing doubt that the Palestinians will one day be able to build a modern, functioning nation-state even with international help.
Kobi Michael is a senior research fellow at INSS. He served as the deputy director general and head of the Palestinian desk at the Ministry for Strategic Affairs. Yoel Guzansky is a research fellow at INSS. He served as head of the Iran desk at the National Security council, the Prime Minister’s Office.
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