Many people have strong views about the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict and for various reasons they see themselves as stakeholders.
Here is the related terminology I like to use:
- Direct Stakeholders: People who live now in Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank.
- Indirect Stakeholders: All people who were residents of the British Mandate of Palestine in 1947 and their descendants, and all Jewish people who do not live in Israel now.
- Presumptive Stakeholders: All who are neither Direct Stakeholders nor Indirect Stakeholders who try to contribute to or influence the resolution or continuation of the ongoing conflict between the Direct Stakeholders.
Note that a stakeholder
in this case simply means a person or group who for their own reasons see themselves as stakeholders. Whether such people or groups really have a stake is not (conceptually) relevant.
First, please consider and comment on my stakeholder definitions. I will revise them if they are not reasonable.
Then please discuss: Who really are and should be the stakeholders, and what is their contribution to and responsibility for the conflict?