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Presented at the Inaugural International Conference of the Center for Macro Projects and Diplomacy at Roger Williams University on April 15/16 of 2004, and included in Volume Three: Diplomatic Briefing Papers of the Working Papers series.


Safe-passage for Palestinians was part of the 1995 Oslo II Interim Agreement. The time elapsed since Oslo II has produced very little progress on the “safe-passage” issue. Necessitated in part by the recent unilateral actions of the GOI, and the greater danger that the window of opportunity is closing, the time has come for the issue of “safe-passage” to be re-examined with a serious effort to reach agreement. This analysis examines several different aspects of the “safe passage” issue relative to connecting the West Bank and Gaza while addressing the current political situation and necessities.