The impact of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state on the establishment of a Palestinian state

Discussion Committee: 
Prof. Abdul Sattar Qasim/supervisor
Dr. Ahmad Fares/external examiner
Dr.Ebrahem Abu Jaber/internal examiner
Prof. Abdul Sattar Qasim/supervisor
Imad Ahmad Abdulkarim Salama
This study aimed at analyzing the recognition of the state of Israel and its influence on the establishment of the state of Palestine. In addition, it highlighted its significance which was raised from being the first to study the recognition of the state of Israel. As a result, the main problem was that the recognition of the Israeli state contributed to escalating the political situation. This would lead the peace process to a dead end in case the Palestinian party rejected it. In this study, it was assumed that the International Recognition of the Israeli (hereinafter referred to as “IRI”) hindered the recognition of the state of Palestine. The Israelis aimed at wasting time and keeping the Palestinians with negotiations. It also aimed at keeping the active regional and international occupied with futile political argumentations. This proposition was a true rejection to the establishment of Palestine on the land of 1967. The functional systems method was employed because it was important to understand the mentality of decision making and the institutional tasks in Israel. Besides, the researcher used the analytical method in analyzing the general policies since it contributed to proposing alternatives and solutions to decision makers and the Palestinian negotiator. In this study, the concept of the state of Israel was discussed relating it to the fixed civic rights of the Palestinians. Furthermore, this recognition was the official termination of the Palestinian cause in its form and content. In terms of its content, all the central issues comprised the essence of the Palestinian cause, namely: the right of return, refugees, settlements and sovereignty. Nowadays, the previously mentioned issues are part of the past since these are part of the Israeli state not the Palestinian state. Further, the Israeli occupation was not responsible for what happened to the Palestinian people over 70 years ago. In terms of the form of the cause, it became part of the past and it didn’t exist anymore in the political arena. In return, it was hard to believe that any Palestinian party agreed on the Israeli state because this would be rejected by the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, overseas and Diaspora. This step would lead to the loss of the legitimacy of the Palestinian authority. The researcher concluded that the concept of Israel is religious par excellence, but it has political reasons and aims. These aims are designed to eradicate the realistic reality of the Arab world even if it is within its geographic boundaries of 1948 or the ones which are drawn after the 1967 war. In other words, the Jewish state will be a real threat if it is recognized at the Palestinian, Arab, international or socially. It will be the end of the story of the Palestinian cause in all its components.
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