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Anna Rhodes, Knox CollegeFollow

Date

4-30-2020

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The theory of modulation has allowed Israel to make military moves and manipulate policies that once narrowly fit within the groundwork of the Oslo Accords of 1993. The purpose of the ambitious agreement was for the possible reconciliation of the persistent violence and mass murder that has been committed by Israelis and Palestinians alike. However, it has manifestly failed to do so. The policies defined in the Oslo Accords are purposely ambivalent in order for Israel to have a wider jurisdiction over when there is uncertainty in what is disputed. Since the Second Intifada of 2000, checkpoints have been a systematic procedure that allows Israel to confine Palestinian villages and restrict mobility.1 As a result, Palestinians are trapped in an incomplete framework that fails to protect their human rights and denies them an equal position on the world stage. Modulation is the basis on which Israel has been able to sustain their control over major compartments of the Palestinian economy. It is a concept used to describe these occurrences, which signifies an environment wherein there is constant fluctuation in the rules that Palestinians are expected to follow.Israel currently employs a policy of modulation regarding the standards established in the Oslo Accords to eliminate any possibility of Palestine establishing a viable state.

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Apr 30th, 12:00 AM

Israel's Modulation of Checkpoints: Systematic Manipulation of the Oslo Accords

The theory of modulation has allowed Israel to make military moves and manipulate policies that once narrowly fit within the groundwork of the Oslo Accords of 1993. The purpose of the ambitious agreement was for the possible reconciliation of the persistent violence and mass murder that has been committed by Israelis and Palestinians alike. However, it has manifestly failed to do so. The policies defined in the Oslo Accords are purposely ambivalent in order for Israel to have a wider jurisdiction over when there is uncertainty in what is disputed. Since the Second Intifada of 2000, checkpoints have been a systematic procedure that allows Israel to confine Palestinian villages and restrict mobility.1 As a result, Palestinians are trapped in an incomplete framework that fails to protect their human rights and denies them an equal position on the world stage. Modulation is the basis on which Israel has been able to sustain their control over major compartments of the Palestinian economy. It is a concept used to describe these occurrences, which signifies an environment wherein there is constant fluctuation in the rules that Palestinians are expected to follow.Israel currently employs a policy of modulation regarding the standards established in the Oslo Accords to eliminate any possibility of Palestine establishing a viable state.