Feb 3, 2020 - 6 min
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Perceptions are starting to change. Palestinians can no longer hold onto the Green Line, famously sketched in green ink during armistice talks in 1949. But, as the human-rights violations mount up and the one-state reality deepens, is this symbolism detached from any policy shifts that can back it up? Yousef Munayyer — a non-resident fellow at the Arab Center Washington — argues that the Green Line increasingly feels like empty rhetoric, allowing for an alternative reality that enables policymakers to look the other way.