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International Crisis Group (ICG) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Any solution must address both needs and be consistent with the two-state approach that both sides have accepted as a way to end the Israeli- Palestinian conflict: The State of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people and the State of Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.

In a two-state solution, the State of Palestine will be the focal point for Palestinians who choose to return to the area, without ruling out that Israel would accept some of these refugees.”

“Middle East End Game II: How A Comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian Peace Settlement Would Look,” www.crisisgroup.org, July 16, 2002

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Description:

“The International Crisis Group is now generally recognised as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.”

“About Crisis Group,” www.crisisgroup.org (accessed Mar. 27, 2008)

Mission:

“Crisis Group was founded in 1995 as an international non-governmental organisation on the initiative of a group of well known transatlantic figures who despaired at the international community’s failure to anticipate and respond effectively to the tragedies in the early 1990s of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia… The idea was to create a new organisation – unlike any other – with a highly professional staff acting as the world’s eyes and ears for impending conflicts, and with a highly influential board that could mobilise effective action from the world’s policy-makers.”

“About Crisis Group,” www.crisisgroup.org (accessed Mar. 27, 2008)

Other:
Independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation