, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 99–111 | Cite as

Developing perspectives upon the areal extent of Israel: An outline evaluation

  • Rowley Gwyn 


This paper considers certain proposals for the future of the present Israeli-Occupied Territories. An essential yet brief review of various backgrounds, including the notion of Eretz Yisrael, is presented. The two principal Israeli viewpoints on the future of the territories, the “Eretz Yisrael” and the “Regional Compromise” positions are considered in some detail. While the so-termed Jordanian Option is outlined the Joshua Option is introduced as it may possibly indicate an even broader dimension for future deliberations and actions. A brief introduction to the proceeding study of Jewish settlement-development in the Samarian core is presented. The importance of such fieldwork is stressed. The overall contentious nature of the subject is emphasized yet academic consideration must proceed.


Environmental Management Areal Extent Outline Evaluation Proceeding Study Broad Dimension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rowley Gwyn 
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe University of SheffieldSheffieldEngland, EC

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