Upgrading the Palestinian Authority to the Status of a State with Provisional Borders

This document analyzes the option of upgrading the Palestinian Authority (PA) to a Palestinian state with provisional borders through a systematic transfer of powers and authorities from Israel to the PA, up until its recognition as a state.
This document analyzes the option of upgrading the Palestinian Authority (PA) to a Palestinian state with provisional borders through a systematic transfer of powers and authorities from Israel to the PA, up until its recognition as a state. Such a process should be based on three phases:

Phase 1 - The systematic transfer of powers and authorities coupled with trust-building steps and the redeployment of the IDF;

Phase 2 - Recognition by Israel and the International Community of the Palestinian state;

Phase 3 - Renewal of the political process and its division into two channels: In one, the two states will hold negotiations on issues such as water, economy, environment and security. In the other, Israel will negotiate with the PLO over the historical outstanding issues such as permanent borders, Jerusalem, etc.

This document does not discuss the advantages or disadvantages of upgrading the PA to the status of a state compared to the other alternatives currently facing the State of Israel.

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