|Paper 69: New EU Member States' Policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: the Case of Poland|
|Written by Lena Kolarska Bobinska, Magdalena Mughrabi|
Based on more than 30 interviews with government officials, experts, journalists and development workers in Poland, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), and Jordan, this report takes stock of Poland’s policy, as a new EU member state (2004-2008), towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It analyses the role Poland plays and could potentially play in the Middle East Peace Process, while investigating whether there exists a need for a greater involvement of the new EU member states, within the context of the re-launch of negotiations triggered by the Annapolis conference. Additionally, it examines Palestinian and Israeli perceptions of Poland with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This study was conducted under the auspices of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Warsaw, and the Regional Center on Conflict Prevention (RCCP), Amman. Authors Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska is the Director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), and Magdalena Mughrabi is a Researcher at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).
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