The Future of Palestine: The September deadline and how the West can react

On 2 June 2011, the Toledo International Centre for Peace (CITpax) and FRIDE organised a debate to discuss the future of Palestine.

The debate was led by John Bell, Director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Programme at CITpax; and Richard Youngs, Director General at FRIDE. The discussion focused on the upcoming initiatives at the United Nations related to the recognition of a Palestinian state and their potential consequences.


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