Palestinian-Israeli Peace Settlement
Peace must become the first national priority for both Israelis and Palestinians. We call
on Palestinian and Israeli leaders to negotiate a peace settlement with the utmost
urgency, based on these principles:
i. The parties shall recognize each other as
equals and declare that the same principles apply to both sides.
ii. Both sides shall reaffirm their commitment to
a non-violent negotiated solution. They shall condemn violence and refrain from
violence to persons and property, threats of violence, incitement and unilateral
iii. The parties each recognize the right of the
other to self-determination in sovereign national states.
iv. The Palestinian state will include all of
Gaza, and nearly all of the of the West Bank. Inhabitants of areas ceded to the other side
may remain under the sovereignty and laws of the state having jurisdiction, each taking
the citizenship of their choice or dual citizenship.
v. Individuals or states will be compensated for
properties expropriated, lost or destroyed.
vi. The Palestinian refugee problem shall be
solved by compensation, dissolution of the camps and re-settlement and rehabilitation of
refugees in the State of Palestine or elsewhere as they choose, provided this does not
infringe upon the right to national self-determination of the Jews in Israel.
vii. The settlement in Jerusalem shall express the
national rights of both peoples, the rights of all religions and the civil and
humanitarian rights of the inhabitants.
viii. The peace agreement shall take into account
the security needs of both parties.
ix. The parties shall demonstrate a sincere commitment to rapprochement, non-violence, and
constructive action. They shall promote peace by example, by acts of public apology, by
education, cooperation and dialog at all levels, They shall cooperate to make the
best use of common environmental resources, and to develop the economies and
cultural life of our peoples to the best mutual advantage.
x. The parties shall recognize and declare that
the settlement is irrevocable and final.