Conventional Issues

This concept refers to one of the four clusters of issues that would determine the relations between Israel and the Palestinian state.


The concept of conventional issues pertains to the cluster of Israeli and Palestinian state-to-state relations in Permanent Status, which are fundamentally the same as those between Israel and any other states. These relations operate under bilateral agreements, as well as internationally accepted and recognized agreements, protocols and precedents.

For example, Conventional Issues include:

  • Civil Affairs such as specific regulations and agreements in the fields of economics, agriculture, archeology, planning, education, culture, energy infrastructure, communications, passage of goods or municipal issues in the greater Jerusalem region.
  • Legal Affairs such as civil law, criminal law, legal council, intellectual property, legal rights and obligations, law enforcement and cooperation in crime prevention.