The cumulative impact of the realities described on this map seriously jeopardizes the chances of reaching a political solution in Jerusalem, though the intensity and irreversibility of the danger varies from one feature of the settlement enterprise (e.g. separation barrier, housing units) to another.
Massive Israeli construction has not entirely blocked the essential territorial contiguity between East Jerusalem and the West Bank. However, if the plans that have already been approved are implemented (including plans for more than 9,000 additional housing units, 4,000 of which have been tendered), fatal damage could be done to this requisite contiguity.”
While the Separation Barrier could be dismantled, its impact on the Palestinian population is profound and will take years to repair.
Dismantling Israeli settlements in Palestinian neighborhoods is not unachievable but it comes at an increasingly heavy cost in terms of domestic Israeli politics.
Taking into account all the changes in and around Jerusalem since 2000, a solution based on two capitals in Jerusalem along the lines of the Clinton Parameters is still feasible, albeit with significant modifications. The extent of these modifications depends not only on the physical reality on the ground but also on political capacity and will.