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On December 23, 2016, the United Nations adopted Security Council Resolution 2334[1].  The resolution called on Palestinian leaders to take “immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror,” and refrain from “incitement and inflammatory rhetoric” and also stated that Israel’s settlement project has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace[2].”

Based upon this development, Divergent Options is conducting a rapid call for papers related to national security situations surrounding the Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Prospective authors can address any national security situation related to the Israel-Palestine Conflict large or small.  We are specifically interested in options that could ensure both parties remain at the negotiation table.

Please write using our article template and take a look at our previous articles to best understand what we are looking for.

Please send your article to by January 13, 2017.

If you are not interested in writing on this topic, we still welcome individual articles on virtually any national security situation an author is passionate about.  Please do not let our call for papers cause you to hesitate to send us your idea.  We look forward to hearing from you!


[1]  Welcoming Adoption of Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016), Secretary-General Urges Return of Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Meaningful Negotiations | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases. (2016, December 23). Retrieved December 28, 2016, from

[2] Avishai, B. (2016, December 27). A Significant Resolution on Israel. Retrieved December 28, 2016, from