Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Two State Manifesto

Israeli Ambassador to the UN speaking against Palestinian Statehood

The UN resolution accepting Palestine in to the UN as an observer state, is a pure endorsement of the two state solution.

If Israeli leaders were smart they should grab this offer with both hands, before its too late.


It is unequivocally a two state solution and that clearly comes to undo 1967 and not 1948. Not a hint of a single state in the future.

[the UN] Affirms its determination to contribute to the achievement of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and the attainment of a peaceful settlement in the Middle East that ends the occupation that began in 1967 and fulfils the vision of two States: an independent, sovereign, democratic, contiguous and viable State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security with Israel on the basis of the pre-1967 borders;
And it talks of negotiations to work out the thorniest issues.

Reaffirming further its resolution 66/18 of 30 November 2011 and all relevant
resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, bearing in mind that the annexation of
East Jerusalem is not recognized by the international community, and emphasizing
the need for a way to be found through negotiations to resolve the status of
Jerusalem as the capital of two States,


The only mention "the right of return" is

"[the need for] a just resolution of the problem of the Palestine refugees."




Read full resolution here.


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