Since the creation of Israel in 1948, the region has been the scene of fierce power struggles, injustice and tragic events. Throughout the past 65 years, both sides have been at odds over a resolution to their long-running conflict, and many outside parties -- the United Nations, the Arab League, various US Presidents -- have proposed a variety of answers, the most common of which is a two-state solution. If Israel, the West Bank and Gaza are to be divided into two distinct and separate states, how can it be done? Where will the lines be drawn? And how would such a dramatic conclusion to the issue affect the region?
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