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Palestinian Peacekeeping Project
The aim of the Israel-Palestine Peacekeeping project was to establish a multi-national forum on international or third-party involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The project was designed to bring together key officials and representatives from Israel and Palestine, possible contributing nations, and the non-governmental sector. The Peacekeeping Forum convened meetings 2-3 times a year.
The two main goals of the Israel-Palestine Peacekeeping forum were as follows:
- To facilitate the development of a means for joint identification and understanding of key issues and shared terminology relating to disengagement and peacekeeping policy, planning, and operations; and,
- To enhance overall awareness of Israeli-Palestinian political and security concerns as they relate to disengagement, and the possible role of international peacekeeping forces.
The ultimate purpose was to ensure that any third party involvement that actually takes place in the Palestinian-Israeli context will be appropriate and effective, enhancing the prospects for a successful negotiated solution to the conflict and for a stable and durable post-agreement peace for the two parties.