Different Discourse, Same Policy (For Now)
In September, the Two-State Index increased by 1%, rising from 4.94 to 4.99. Read our analysis below to learn how developments and dynamics this month impacted the feasibility of the two-state solution.


September at a Glance

  • Saudi-Normalization and Squaring the Israeli-Palestinian Circle: As the discourse shifts on the importance of addressing the Palestinian dimension, policy progress remains tethered.

  • The Gaza Unrest Playbook: Border protests toe a delicate line, avoiding a major escalation, as Hamas prioritizes economic and mobility concessions from Israel and Qatar.

  • Israeli Coalition Fault-lines and West Bank Volatility: Conflicting security calculations and ideological motivations impact the government calculus on PA stability.

  • US-Israel Bilateral Thaw: Biden seeks to avoid a crisis in relations as strategic push toward Saudi deal takes a front seat.