Annexing Violence
Dear Friends,

As violence on the ground escalates and Israel’s unbridled settlement expansion opens new centers of friction across the West Bank, the international community has been strident in its calls for both sides to take steps to calm tensions before reaching a point of no return. But as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hands his far-right coalition members a carte blanche to steamroll ahead with de facto West Bank annexation, diplomatic rhetoric must be coupled with concrete action to safeguard the viability of the two-state solution.

The Two State Index drops -1.2% from 5.03 to 4.97 this month. Scroll through the headlines below for in-depth analysis on how developments this month impacted the feasibility of the two-state solution.



June at a Glance:

  • As Netanyahu Hands Far-Right Carte Blanche for West Bank Annexation, Saudi Normalization May Be Last Leverageable Incentive to Salvage a Diplomatic Horizon for Peace

  • Response to Israeli Settler Attacks Highlights Dangerous Daylight Between Israeli Government and Security Establishment

  • Intensification of Israeli Raid in Jenin Further Undercuts Palestinian Authority’s Eroding Legitimacy, Changing Equation in West Bank Power Dynamics

  • Israel Gives Preliminary Approval to Gaza Off-Short Gas Development

  • Palestinian Support for Two State Solution Stagnant, Expectations of a ‘Third Intifada’ Fall Despite Recent Events

These events decreased the Two State Index by -1.2% in June (down 0.06 points from 5.03 to 4.97)