Using Asset Divider to Investigate the Israel-Palestinian dispute

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Zeleznikow, John ORCID: 0000-0002-8786-2644 and Bellucci, Emilia (2010) Using Asset Divider to Investigate the Israel-Palestinian dispute. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR Workshop'10), in conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2010). pp. 37-50. ISSN 1613-0073


Negotiation support systems can provide useful advice and allow disputants to more understand their goals and perform the trade-offs necessary to arrive at acceptable solutions. Whilst the Middle East conflict is a complex multi-party dispute, it might prove useful to examine it from the point of view of interest-based negotiation. Asset Divider is an interest based negotiation support system developed to support family mediation in Australia. When data about the Israel-Palestinian dispute was entered in the system, Asset Divider suggested that a Palestinian State should be created with East Jerusalem as its capital as long as the Palestinians recognised Israel, stopped or heavily limited terrorism and ceased asking for a right of return. Israel would also need to dismantle the fence and most settlements, whilst Palestine would need to discourage other Arab States and Iran from being belligerent towards Israel. Interestingly enough this suggestion is similar to the successful Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt, where Israel gave up territory for recognition and security.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9404 Justice and the Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID20884, Israel-Palestinian conflict, interest based negotiation, negotiation support systems
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