The Atlantic's Zvika Krieger brings to attention the Is Peace Possible? website, an interactive map that allows average Internet users decide how many Israeli settlers to annex and what constitutes a viable Palestinian state.
There have been many attempts by various civil society groups, scholars, and negotiators to answer these questions by drawing their own proposed borders. A new tool created by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and SAYA/Design for Change, in collaboration with The Atlantic, allows you to answer the question for yourself.
For the better part of the past decade, the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace has, together with experts in the region, developed a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian territorial database. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies, it has gathered and created a vast trove of data that allows precise and instant creation, analysis, and comparison of territorial scenarios -- in particular, borders proposals for Israel and a future state of Palestine.
The system has been used in the past by top policymakers directly involved in Israeli-Palestinian final-status negotiations. And now, as part of The Atlantic's "Is Peace Possible" special report, we're bringing that capability to you. Constructed by SAYA, an architecture and design practice that specializes in "resolution planning" by applying planning, design, and visual tools for conflict resolution and policy-making in disputed areas, this new interactive website gives you the opportunity to construct you own border proposal to meet the needs of both Israelis and Palestinians. The challenge is to include as many Israelis as possible within Israel's new borders while still allowing for the creation of a contiguous and viable Palestinian state. Former negotiators as well asnumerous scholars and NGOs have tried their hands at this task; now it is your turn.
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