Israel's Colonial Impasse


Far from causing the impasse currently blocking the road to Israeli-Palestinian peace, the policy of Ariel Sharon's government simply highlights and resoundingly confirms it. Indeed, impasse has been the inevitable destination of the policy followed by Israeli governments ever since the Oslo agreement was signed in Washington on 13 September 1993.


Camille Mansour is professor of international relations at Paris and Versailles Universities. From September 1994 to August 2000, he was the director of the Institute of Law at Birzeit University, Palestine.