Op-Ed video: How the Oslo Accords perpetuate Israeli occupation
The two-state solution has long been promoted as the most viable path to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, but with increasing Israeli settlement activities, and a lack of political will to reverse this trend, the concept has become more illusionary than ever.
David Hearst, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye, argues that the Oslo Accords, once heralded as a peace-making mechanism, have instead perpetuated Israeli occupation.
"The short answer is that while Oslo as a path to peace is clearly dead, as a formula for maintaining the occupation, Oslo is alive and well," says Hearst.
"Oslo as it exists today is not a peace process. That can only come when the occupation becomes too costly for the occupiers and only then will they start to negotiate."