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The Palestine State: A Rational Approach
The Palestine State: A Rational Approach
By Richard J. Ward, Don Peretz and Evan M. Wilson
Kennikat Press, 1977, 206 pp
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Benefits and Burdens: A Report on the West Bank and Gaza Strip Economies Since 1967
Benefits and Burdens: A Report on the West Bank and Gaza Strip Economies Since 1967
By Brian van Arkadie
Carnegie Endowment, 1977, 164 pp
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In an expanded version of a study published in 1970, Ward and his colleagues, all with long experience in Middle East affairs, discuss - and advocate - the establishment of a Palestinian state or "entity" comprising the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. They also describe possible compromise solutions for Jerusalem. Van Arkadie's book describes the creation of new economic patterns in those territories under Israeli occupation, and throws light on the much-discussed question of their "viability" under alternative political settlements.