The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Policy Circle Briefing Series

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October 29, 2015


9:15 a.m. – Registration
9:30 a.m. – Program starts
11:00 a.m. – Program ends


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA


After decades of failed efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hopes for ending the standoff are dim. But could putting a price on the impasse lead to meaningful policy discussion? Join us to learn about a RAND study that examined the potential net costs and benefits over the next 10 years of five alternatives to the status quo:

  • a two-state solution
  • coordinated unilateral withdrawal by Israel from most of the West Bank
  • uncoordinated unilateral withdrawal by Israel from some of the West Bank
  • nonviolent resistance by Palestinians
  • a violent Palestinian uprising.
Charles Ries

Charles Ries

Vice President, International

C. Ross Anthony

C. Ross Anthony

Director, RAND Israeli-Palestinian Initiative

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