• Philip Towle


The existing geopolitical situation can rarely be changed to right historic wrongs and to do so would usually produce another group of aggrieved people. Massive change is thus rare but Norwegians and Swedes, Czechs and Slovaks divided peacefully and empires such as the Soviet Union have accepted their own demise. By contrast the Israelis and Palestinians dispute over the same territory and emphasise their historic suffering and humiliation. World leaders have devoted countless hours to finding some peaceful compromise but without success because of the nature of the dispute.


1919 Frontiers Israel Partition Poland 

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  • Philip Towle
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  1. 1.POLISUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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