The Issues Driving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Attempting to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may seem like a daunting task when the two sides seem further than ever from the negotiating table. This issues section seeks to offer a sober analysis of the primary components of the conflict, the challenges and opportunities to address the needs of both sides and how these components may be affected by the fast-changing developments in the region. As much as issues such as security and refugees define the conflict, keep in mind so too do the religious beliefs and contradictory narratives of the parties.