This new case brief by Jørgen Jensehaugen examines the dilemma of inclusion/exclusion, which is one of many central problems
in Arab–Israeli peacemaking, by using three instances of international
mediated involvement in the conflict to highlight how mediation gatekeeping has served
to exclude Palestinians, either as a people, as a
political unit, or as a spoiler group.
historical phases used in this brief span the
1940s, the 1970s, and the 2000s. By highlighting how Palestinians have been excluded and
the mediators’ role in these exclusionary negotiation formats, this brief sheds light on how
the mediation terms of reference are core to
understanding peacemaking dynamics
This case brief is a part of the FAIR project which is the first systematic investigation of ethical problems and solutions in peace negotiations and peace mediation. The project engages with existing debates on norms in peace negotiations and explores relevant philosophical perspectives.