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منع بناء الدولة الفلسطينية وإخفاق المثالية الليبرالية الغربية (Palestinian State-building Denied and the failure of Western Liberal Idealism)

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Western liberal democracies have been intimately involved in the creation of the modern Palestinian state. They have played a particularly important role promoting a peace model for Jews and Palestinians that is predicated on their separation into separate national homelands. This dates back to British Imperial rule over ‘Mandatory’ Palestine, a partition plan proposed by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) in 1948, and support for the creation of Israel that led to the Palestinian An-Nakba. This concept of separation has been intrinsic to the peace model pursued by Western actors ever since, whose most recent iteration is marked by the signing of the Oslo Accord in 1993. Western actors have also been deeply involved in the development of institutions for a Palestinian state and economic growth, meant to modernise and civilise the Palestinians, and create the conditions necessary for peace with Israel. That includes tens-of-billions of dollars in funding, which has since the 1990s proven a lifeline to the Palestinian economy, through decades of de-development caused by the rapid Israeli colonisation of remaining Palestinian lands. That funding also appears to subsidise the process of ongoing colonisation. Thus, the current Middle East Peace Process has failed, and that failure has much to do with the biases and misperception of Western liberal democracies: in their approach to a people from the Global South, of a fellow liberal democracy (Israel) in conflict with them (the Palestinians), and toward the process colonialism itself. This includes an unwillingness to account for and challenge decades of Israeli settler colonialism of Palestinian land, which lies at the heart of the Middle East conflict and renders proper Palestinian development impossible. It also includes a cardinal sin of not applying strong analysis or choosing sides when intervening in a conflict situation. In this way, Western liberal democracies have helped deny the creation of a Palestinian state.
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