Beyond the Two State Solution

Beyond the Two State Solution

In this original and controversial essay, Yehouda Shenhav argues that this vision is an illusion that ignores historical realities and offers no long-term solution.

Author: Yehouda Shenhav

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745662947

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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For over two decades, many liberals in Israel have attempted, with wide international support, to implement the two-state solution: Israel and Palestine, partitioned on the basis of the Green Line - that is, the line drawn by the 1949 Armistice Agreements that defined Israel’s borders until 1967, before Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza following the Six-Day War. By going back to Israel’s pre-1967 borders, many people hope to restore Israel to what they imagine was its pristine, pre-occupation character and to provide a solid basis for a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this original and controversial essay, Yehouda Shenhav argues that this vision is an illusion that ignores historical realities and offers no long-term solution. It fails to see that the real problem is that a state was created in most of Palestine in 1948 in which Jews are the privileged ethnic group, at the expense of the Palestinians - who also must live under a constant state of emergency. The issue will not be resolved by the two-state solution, which will do little for the millions of Palestinian refugees and will also require the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Jews living across the Green Line. All these obstacles require a bolder rethinking of the issues: the Green Line should be abandoned and a new type of polity created on the complete territory of mandatory Palestine, with a new set of constitutional arrangements that address the rights of both Palestinians and Jews, including the settlers.
Categories: Social Science

A Future for Israel

A Future for Israel

Denying this is by now akin to denying global warming, and will lead to a catastrophe.

Author: Omri Boehm

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681373942

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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A provocative argument for a new way of seeing Israel, Zionism, and the two-state solution. A Future for Israel is a wakeup call to liberal Zionists. In the last two decades, Israeli politics has been changing rapidly, but Zionist thinking on the left is lagging dangerously behind. Given the demise of a viable two-state solution, the struggle for a worthwhile political future in Israel depends not on establishing borders, but on securing human and citizen rights. Denying this is by now akin to denying global warming, and will lead to a catastrophe. 70 years after Israel's establishment, Palestinians are again verging on becoming the majority within Israel's borders and Israeli leaders across the political spectrum can be heard speaking of ethnic cleansing. Ignoring reality will invite scenarios worse than apartheid. A Future for Israel will reclaim the vital center from Zionist chauvinism on the right and anti-Zionism on the left, by articulating an alternative to two-state politics from within a liberal Zionist perspective. Omri Boehm argues Israeli patriots must now challenge Zionist taboos as we have come to know them and dare to imagine the country's transformation, from a Jewish state into a federal, bi-national republic.
Categories: Political Science

Israel and the Palestinians

Israel and the Palestinians

If we've gotten an Israeli/Palestinian peace deal, maybe at the same time peeling
Syria out of the Iranian orbit, that ... to this issue, however— beyond its professed
support for the peace process and a two-state solution—remains to be seen.

Author: Jim Zanotti

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437919820

Category:

Page: 22

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Contents: (1) Overview; (2) Evaluating the Annapolis Process: Signs of Progress or of Setbacks?; Debate Over the Urgency of Reaching a 2-State Solution; Windows of Opportunity for Consensus on the Peace Process; Going Forward from Annapolis; (3) Changes Since Oslo: Middle East Geopolitics; Demographic Concerns -- Arabs to Outnumber Jews?; Violence and Palestinian Factionalism; Impediments to Palestinian Territorial Contiguity and Movement; (4) Alternatives to a 2-State Solution: ¿1-State Solution¿; Israeli Unilateralism; ¿Jordanian¿ or ¿Regional¿ Option; ¿Status Quo¿; (5) The U.S. Approach.; The Role of Hamas; Capacity-Building for Palestinian Moderates; Israeli Settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Maps.
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Averting Global War

Averting Global War

Chapter 5, Israel and Palestinian Fratricide: Beyond the “Two State Solution”?,
discusses the question of the Israeli-built security barrier as it afflicts the ongoing
Israeli-Palestinian conflict and examines intra-Palestinian discord and
appropriate ...

Author: H. Gardner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230108714

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

View: 504

Averting Global War examines major regional disputes and conflicts throughout the world as they impact upon both American domestic and foreign policy. These include: The ongoing _war on terrorism_; NATO enlargement to Russian borders; US intervention in Iraq; US confrontation with Iran; the feud between Israel and the Palestinians; the widening _zone of conflict_ from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa; the global ramifications of North Korea_s nuclear program and China_s claims to Taiwan; Venezuela_s _Bolivarian Revolution_ and the _war on drugs_ in Latin America, the domestic socio-political effects of Latin American immigration upon the US. The book_s goal is to articulate an irenic American strategy intended to resolve, or at least transform, a number of these disputes and conflicts so as to prevent them from further _deepening_ or _widening__and to avert the real possibility of major power confrontation involving both clandestine and overt methods of warfare.
Categories: Political Science

The Israel Palestine Conflict

The Israel Palestine Conflict

Now in its second edition, this book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the events that have transpired since its original publication.

Author: Neil Caplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119523871

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 143

One of the "10 Must-Read Histories of the Palestine-Israel Conflict" —Ian Black, Literary Hub, on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration The new edition of the acclaimed text that explores the issues continuing to define the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Numerous instances of competing, sometimes incompatible narratives of controversial events are found throughout history. Perhaps the starkest example of such contradictory representations is the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine. For over 140 years, Israelis, Palestinians, and scores of peacemakers have failed to establish a sustainable, mutually-acceptable solution. The Israel-Palestine Conflict introduces the historical basis of the dispute and explores both the tangible issues and intangible factors that have blocked a peaceful resolution. Author Neil Caplan helps readers understand the complexities and contradictions of the conflict and why the histories of Palestine and Israel are so fiercely contested. Now in its second edition, this book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the events that have transpired since its original publication. Fresh insights consider the impact of current global and regional instability and violence on the prospects of peace and reconciliation. New discussions address recent debates over two-state versus one-state solutions, growing polarization in public discourse outside of the Middle East, the role of public intellectuals, and the growing trend of merging scholarship with advocacy. Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Contested Histories series, this clear and accessible volume: Offers a balanced, non-polemic approach to current academic discussions and political debates on the Israel-Palestine conflict Highlights eleven core arguments viewed by the author as unwinnable Encourages readers to go beyond simply assigning blame in the conflict Explores the major historiographical debates arising from the dispute Includes updated references and additional maps Already a standard text for courses on the history and politics of the Middle East, The Israel-Palestine Conflict is an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and interested general readers.
Categories: History

Resolving the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Resolving the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

On the other hand, in spite of repeated attempts in the past two decades, a two-
state solution has not happened yet. Not only has this goal not been achieved,
but as time progresses, it appears increasingly remote. If a Palestinian state is not
 ...

Author: Moises F. Salinas

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781604976540

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 495

Collection of papers and keynote presentations that were delivered at a conference called "Pathways to Peace," which was held in March of 2008.
Categories: History

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Israeli Palestinian Activism

... some of these figures of activism can be related to the long search for
alternative solutions that go beyond the two-state solution. In addition,
contemporary forms of activism do relate 1 In this part, I do not consider dialogue
projects which are ...

Author: Alexander Koensler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472439475

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond Ceasefire

Beyond Ceasefire

Oxfam condemns violence against civilians and calls for a comprehensive
settlement to the conflict based on international law and the two-state solution.
Oxfam has supported work in Gaza for the past 15 years, helping civil society ...

Author: Martin Hartberg

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9781780772295

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 10

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The ceasefire agreed between the Government of Israel and Hamas on 21 November 2012, following the recent military escalation in Gaza and southern Israel, provides an unprecedented opportunity to end the cycle of violence that has affected too many innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians. In the ceasefire understanding, the parties agreed to negotiate opening the crossings into the Gaza Strip and to put an end to restricting residents free movement and targeting residents in border areas. It is therefore also a unique chance to once and for all lift the Israeli blockade on Gaza, which has had a devastating impact on the lives and well-being of Gaza's civilian population and on Palestinian development. In this briefing note Oxfam sets out practical recommendations to better protect civilians on both sides from violence and to finally achieve an end to the collective punishment of Gaza's 1.6 million residents, while addressing Israel's security concerns. These are necessary steps towards lasting peace in the region and the creation of a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Categories: Arab-Israeli conflict

Israel Or Palestine Is the Two state Solution Already Dead

Israel Or Palestine  Is the Two state Solution Already Dead

More than one million were living in Israel proper, three and a half million lived in
the West Bank and Gaza, two and a ... The Palestinians are the descendents of
all the groups that inhabited the land since the ancient Canaanites and beyond.

Author: Hasan Afif El-Hasan

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875867946

Category: History

Page: 241

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Written by a Palestinian with intimate knowledge of the political and physical landscape of the region, at its basic level the book advocates for a just peace based on the human rights and international law, a peace which all parties to the century-old conflict need. In this history of Palestine, the author shows that both sides of the conflict as well as the international community share the blame for the failure to bring the issue to a just conclusion. Most of the responsibility, he says, lies at the door of the Palestinian leaders themselves, who seem to suffer from institutionalized incompetence in dealing with the Israelis; and the Israelis are to be blamed for their refusal to transform their colonial enterprise into reconciliation politics by acknowledging the claims of the indigenous Palestinian people. At the same time, there is every sign that this impasse was deliberately created at the outset by the international community, led by Great Britain, in the endless game of "divide and rule." Unlike many optimistic writers who expect US President Barack Obama and his administration to find a just solution to the conflict, the author concludes that the Obama Administration would have to reverse the traditional US policy in the Middle East entirely if it is to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Delving into the historical background behind all the parties to the issue, the book provides much-needed background for understanding news events today and basic information that even human rights activists and peace organizations may not have fully appreciated. Throughout, the author seeks to transcend his ethnicity and deal fairly with the positions of people holding different worldviews.
Categories: History

Israel Palestine and the Politics of a Two State Solution

Israel Palestine and the Politics of a Two State Solution

... so annually many young Irish women travel to Britain for abortions—“an Irish
solution to an Irish problem” as the late ... minister) Charles Haughey openly
flaunting a lifestyle that was far beyond the means of his salary during the 19805.

Author: Thomas G. Mitchell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786475971

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This is a dispassionate examination of the viability of a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the politics of Israel, Palestine and the United States. It includes instructive case studies from South Africa in Namibia and the Irish claim to Northern Ireland. The results of Israeli elections from 2001 to 2013 are analyzed (with the conclusion that the Likud will be in any government coalition for at least the midterm future, giving it a veto over policy). A chapter examining the history and ideology of the secular right over the last 90 years follows. There are three chapters of case studies: the Likud withdrawal from the Sinai in 1979-1982 and from Gaza in 2005, the withdrawal of South Africa from Namibia in 1988-1989, and the dropping of Ireland's constitutional claim to Northern Ireland in 1998 under a Fianna Fail government--the same party that wrote the constitution in 1937. A chapter examines Palestinian politics since the mandatory era and another, the American-Israeli alliance and American politics. A concluding chapter draws lessons from the case studies and the analysis.
Categories: Social Science

The One State Condition

The One State Condition

In The One-State Condition, Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir directly challenge this belief.

Author: Ariella Azoulay

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804784337

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Since the start of the occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, Israel's domination of the Palestinians has deprived an entire population of any political status or protection. But even decades on, most people speak of this rule—both in everyday political discussion and in legal and academic debates—as temporary, as a state of affairs incidental and external to the Israeli regime. In The One-State Condition, Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir directly challenge this belief. Looking closely at the history and contemporary formation of the ruling apparatus—the technologies and operations of the Israeli army, the General Security Services, and the legal system imposed in the Occupied Territories—Azoulay and Ophir outline the one-state condition of Israel/Palestine: the grounding principle of Israeli governance is the perpetuation of differential rule over populations of differing status. Israeli citizenship is shaped through the active denial of Palestinian citizenship and civil rights. Though many Israelis, on both political right and left, agree that the occupation constitutes a problem for Israeli democracy, few ultimately admit that Israel is no democracy or question the very structure of the Israeli regime itself. Too frequently ignored are the lasting effects of the deceptive denial of the events of 1948 and 1967, and the ways in which the resulting occupation has reinforced the sweeping militarization and recent racialization of Israeli society. Azoulay and Ophir show that acknowledgment of the one-state condition is not only a prerequisite for considering a one- or two-state solution; it is a prerequisite for advancing new ideas to move beyond the trap of this false dilemma.
Categories: Philosophy

Resolving the Cyprus Conflict

Resolving the Cyprus Conflict

... are two opposing concepts: reinstituting the Republic of Cyprus as a metaphor
for a unitarism, and a two-state solution. ... It is worth noting here a number of
qualifying differences between the old and new meanings of the unitary (
Republic of Cyprus) and two-state solutions. ... Looking past its (political)
implications, equally ominous are warnings that “creeping divergence” would
mathematically lead, ...

Author: M. Michael

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230103382

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Routledge Handbook on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

But this concept has been brought into question during the past two decades,
initially following the first Gulf War and the ... border with the State of Jordan.
course Thinking beyond the box: territorial alternatives to a two-state solution
Much of ...

Author: Joel Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136160691

Category: History

Page: 480

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent issues in world politics today. Few other issues have dominated the world’s headlines and have attracted such attention from policy makers, the academic community, political analysts, and the world’s media. The Routledge Handbook on the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of the most contentious and protracted political issue in the Middle East. Bringing together a range of top experts from Israel, Palestine, Europe and North America the Handbook tackles a range of topics including: The historical background to the conflict peace efforts domestic politics critical issues such as displacement, Jerusalem and settler movements the role of outside players such as the Arab states, the US and the EU This Handbook provides the reader with an understanding of the complexity of the issues that need to be addressed in order to resolve the conflict, and a detailed examination of the varied interests of the actors involved. In-depth analysis of the conflict is supplemented by a chronology of the conflict, key documents and a range of maps. The contributors are all leading authorities in their field and have published extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict/peace process. Many have played a leading role in various Track II initiatives accompanying the peace process.
Categories: History

From Heart of Stone to Heart of Flesh Evolutionary Journey from Extremism to Moderation

From Heart of Stone to Heart of Flesh  Evolutionary Journey from Extremism to Moderation

... international community improvised and recognized the Two-State solution It
encompasses a historic compromise in ... and entwined reasons One is the
strong attachment of both Palestinians and Israelis to the past The Palestinians'
 ...

Author: Zeina M. Barakat

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 9783831646456

Category:

Page: 294

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This book examines the forces of human transformation from extremism to moderation. It analyzes the ethical indicators which determine making the choice of the path to take when one is faced with crucial decisions to make. The author focuses on three central values, namely, (a) moderation, reflecting balance in dealing with individual and group issues; (b) reconciliation, reflecting willingness to heal wounds and repair broken relationships by showing respect for the personal and collective narrative of the other, and feeling empathy and compassion for the pain and suffering of other and viewing the perspective of the other by putting oneself in the shoes of the other; (c) peace, coexisting with the other reflecting tolerance for the beliefs and views of other. These three concepts are linked together in consequential sequence with each leading to the other and eventually resulting prosperity and security.
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The One state Solution

The One state Solution

The One-State Solution 14 solution have suggested a range of formulas—federal
, confederal, consociational, binational, ... to many, but inscribing two national
identities in constitutional law might only reify the old ethnic polarity—again, a
risk requiring extended comparative study. ... state, I might be expected to offer
some convincing argument that such a state is not beyond the realm of the
possible.

Author: Virginia Tilley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719073367

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 276

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The one-state solution demonstrates that Israeli settlements have already encroached on the occupied territory of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the extent that any Palestinian state in those areas is unviable. It reveals the irreversible impact of Israel's settlement grid by summarising its physical, demographic, financial and political dimensions. Virginia Q.Tilley explains why we should assume that this grid will not be withdrawn - or its expansion reversed - by reviewing the role of the key political actors: the Israeli government, the United States, the Arab states, and the European Union. Finally the book addresses the daunting obstacles to a one-state solution - including major revision of the Zionist dream but also Palestinian and other regional resistance - and offers some ideas about how these obstacles might be addressed.
Categories: Arab-Israeli conflict

Recognition as Key for Reconciliation Israel Palestine and Beyond

Recognition as Key for Reconciliation  Israel  Palestine  and Beyond

In Recognition as Key for Reconciliation the authors emphasize that in dangerous times it is essential for human beings to understand our interdependency on each other if we, our children and future generations are to survive and thrive.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004355804

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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In Recognition as Key for Reconciliation the authors emphasize that in dangerous times it is essential for human beings to understand our interdependency on each other if we, our children and future generations are to survive and thrive.
Categories: Political Science

A State Beyond the Pale

A State Beyond the Pale

... one, raising hopes that a fresh perspective from Washington could bring the
two sides together to form a lasting peace. ... League of Nations as well as United
Nations resolution 181 (which offered a two-state solution as far back as 1947), ...

Author: Robin Shepherd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297857891

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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'A State Beyond the Pale' looks at the roots of anti-Israeli sentiment in Europe. The Jewish state of Israel has now acquired the status of a pariah across much of the West and especially in Europe. For many, it has become the contemporary equivalent of apartheid South Africa - a system and a state with no legitimate place in the modern world. Israel's conflict with the Palestinians and the wider Muslim world also takes place across one of the great fault lines in global politics. No-one with a serious interest in international affairs can ignore it. But why have so many people and institutions of influence in Europe chosen to place themselves on the side of that fault line which opposes Israel? Where exactly does all this hostility come from? Can this really be put down to a revival of anti-Semitism on a continent which gave the world the Holocaust? 'A State Beyond the Pale: Europe's Problem with Israel' looks at the roots of anti-Israeli sentiment in Europe and shows why there is now a risk that it may even spread to the United States. In the author's view, the Israel-Palestine conflict can be seen as a test case for the West's ability to stand up for the values it claims as its own. In Europe, important institutions and individuals are now failing that test. This book explains why.
Categories: Political Science

The Two State Delusion

The Two State Delusion

Padraig O'Malley is the subject of the new acclaimed documentary The Peacemaker “A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm .

Author: Padraig O'Malley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698192188

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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“A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful, and enormously useful.” —Kirkus, starred review Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Now, in a book that is sure to spark controversy, renowned peacemaker Padraig O’Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed. After examining each issue and speaking with Palestinians and Israelis as well as negotiators directly involved in past summits, O’Malley concludes that even if such an agreement could be reached, it would be nearly impossible to implement given the staggering costs, Palestine’s political disunity and the viability of its economy, rapidly changing demographics, Israel’s continuing political shift to the right, global warming’s effect on the water supply, and more. In this revelatory, hard-hitting book, O’Malley approaches the key issues pragmatically, without ideological bias, to show that we must find new frameworks for reconciliation if there is to be lasting peace between Palestine and Israel. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Political Science

Eighth Report of Session 2005 06

Eighth Report of Session 2005 06

15 EU - Palestinian Co - operation ( 26934 ) 13521/05 COM ( 05 ) 458
Commission Communication : “ EU - Palestinian cooperation beyond
disengagement – towards a two - state solution ” Legal base Document
originated Deposited in ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: European Scrutiny Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215026225

Category: Political Science

Page: 76

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Pages 3 to 7 of this report discuss the Commission's communication on reducing the climate change impact of aviation. Although fuel efficiency of aircraft has increased by more than 70 per cent over the past 40 years, this has been more than offset by the even higher growth in traffic. Whilst the Community's total emissions of greenhouse gases controlled under the Kyoto protocol fell by 5 per cent between 1990 and 2003, those from international aviation increased by 73 per cent. Aviation, though, remains largely outside the measures which have been taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission proposes including aviation within the Community's emissions trading scheme, and will introduce legislative proposals to this effect by the end of 2006. The Committee recommends the communication for debate in European Standing Committee A.
Categories: Political Science