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Palestinians: Overview and Key Issues for U.S. Policy [Updated January 28, 2021]   [open pdf - 513KB]

From the Document: "The Palestinians and their ongoing disputes and interactions with Israel raise significant issues for U.S. policy (see 'Key U.S. Policy Issues' below). After a serious rupture in U.S.- Palestinian relations during the Trump Administration, the Biden Administration has shared intentions to reengage with the Palestinian people and their leaders, resume economic development and humanitarian aid, and preserve the viability of a negotiated two-state solution. However, near-term prospects for diplomatic progress toward Israeli=Palestinian peace reportedly remain dim. Palestinian leaders have lamented some Arab states' normalization of relations with Israel because it could undermine past Arab efforts to link such improvements with addressing Palestinian negotiating demands. Within a complicated legal and political context, U.S. aid to the Palestinians was reduced in 2018 and suspended in early 2019; its future is unclear."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10644
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Date:
2021-01-28
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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