Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and University Honors
A majority of Americans support a two-state solution with an independent Palestinian state for the first time since 2012, according to Gallup polling data from February 2020. In February 2021, Gallup found that the majority was maintained at 52%, indicating a momentous shift in American public opinion. Through careful examination of the historical precedent between the United States and Israel, culminating in a shared American-Israeli narrative that has permeated public opinion for decades, I investigate why this shift has occurred, as well as why this shift has not been reflected in foreign policy objectives and party platforms.
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Concannon, Sophie M., "Scratch a Desert, Produce a Garden: The American Failure to Facilitate a Two-State Solution" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1061.