The Israel election impact on Israel and Palestine negotiation
The Palestinians have in the past witnessed a number of challenges owing to their strained relationship with Israel such as confiscation of their land, expansion of the Jewish occupied land, vandalism of their properties and torture of detainees. The ongoing negotiations have not had any impact on these events and the trends is not expected to change even after the elections.
Palestinians living in Gaza strip and West bank feel threated by the fact that the outcome of the election may lead stiffer conditions may laid on them. They ought to have been allowed to vote in the coming elections but the Israel Knesset has never ratified its constitution to allow non-Israel citizens residing within their borders to take part in the elections. The election outcome is likely to worsen the negotiations as the top contenders in the upcoming elections appear not to be in support of further negotiations. However, Israel is likely to come under pressure from the United Nations and European Union to continue with the peace negotiations after the elections. They will be required to re-launch the peace process with Palestinian authorities. As a result of these pressures, the negotiations are likely to go on despite its opposition by most Israeli’s government officials. The peace in the Middle East has been very elusive and the international community has cannot allow the negotiations to collapse even after the elections.