The question of Jerusalem is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its resolution is crucial for the overall success of efforts to resolve the conflict. The article explores the negotiating processes that took place between Israel and the Palestinians regarding the question of Jerusalem since the Oslo Accords (1993), with attention to the Camp David Process (2000–1) and the Annapolis Process (2007–8). Assessment of these processes reveals on the one hand that the question of Jerusalem posed one of the major—if not the main—obstacles to agreement in past negotiations, but on the other hand, it shows a gradual process in which the parties have drawn closer and understandings have begun to emerge on most issues. It also discusses and analyzes challenges that the negotiators needed to address regarding the manner in which the negotiations over Jerusalem were conducted.


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