A Critical Juncture
Dear friends,

This month, the most deadly and sustained period of violence between Israelis and Palestinians since the Second Intifada reached shocking new heights. At the same time, damaging policies and inflammatory rhetoric are being met with growing opposition, both on a local grassroots level and internationally. We have reached a crucial juncture in the conflict. If immediate action is not taken to reduce tensions and restore the hope of a diplomatic horizon, the situation will continue to spin out of control.

The Two State Index drops -0.8% this month, from 5.00 to 4.96. Scroll through the headlines below for in-depth analysis on how developments this month impacted the feasibility of the two-state solution.



February at a Glance:

  • Violence Spirals Out of Control: Are Israel and the West Bank on the Brink of a Third Intifada? 24-hours of chaos in Hawara as Israeli, Palestinian, US, Jordanian, and Egyptian leaders huddle in Aqaba shows situation is liable to spin out of control of all parties unless immediate steps are taken

  • More Than an Internal Political Matter - The Impact of Israel’s Judicial Reforms on Annexation Plans: As hundreds of thousands of Israelis repeatedly take to the streets, objections to the judicial overhaul are also taking an increasingly international dimension

  • US Steps Up Mideast Diplomacy as Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Reaches Critical Juncture: Israeli settlement expansion and revenge-fueled settler riot in Hawara test the limits of Washington's ability to remain uninvolved.

These events decreased the Two State Index by -0.8% in February (down 0.04 points from 5.00 to 4.96)