Why Israelis and Palestinians have yet to agree on the details of a two-state solution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to set out a postwar plan for Gaza.

His political rival, Benny Gantz, has given Netanyahu until June 8 to produce one, or he's threatening to quit the government — a move that could trigger new elections in Israel.

In 1947, the UN first drew up a plan for the partition of British-held Mandatory Palestine into two independent Jewish and Arab states. There was a glimmer of hope for the prospect of Palestinian statehood with the Oslo Accords.

The Oslo Accords were a set of two interim agreements signed in 1993 and 1995 respectively, resulting in the mutual recognition of Israeli and Palestinian leadership, and the creation of the Palestinian Authority.

The peace process initiated by the Oslo Accords hit a roadblock during the Camp David Summit in 2000 and has arguably failed ever since. Decades later, the necessary recognition between Israelis and Palestinians seems distant. Still, there are people who believe in and work towards finding a lasting peace.

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