What are the 70 nations meeting in Paris Jan. 15th trying to pull?
Yes, the Paris Israel-Palestinian Peace Conference is next week, Jan. 15th. Haaretz shared a scanned PDF of the draft summary statement that is designed to come out of the conference being held January 15, 2017, in Paris.
1 It is a draft waiting for signatures.
2 It firmly pushes the creation of a Palestinian state.
3 The only solution is a two-state solution.
4 Back to pre-1967 borders for Israel.
5 Jerusalem is divided with most handed over to the Arabs.
6 Changes “two democratic states” that was in the UN Security Councils Resolution 2334 to “two states.” John Kerry in his December speech used the term “two states” and did not stipulate both must be “democratic”
Reiterating its vision of a region where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders, UN Security Councils Resolution 2334
7 Summary paragraph states:
“expect both sides to restate their commitment to the two-state solution and to disavow official voices on their side that reject this solution”
That is not democratic! Leaders of democratic countries can not do that. That is a slick way of under minding democracy in Israel. That is a setup to isolate Israel more, as Israel can not debate and discuss it only agree or go against 70 nations by disagreeing.
Disavow official voices on their side that reject this solution? Not just shame and reproach but also attack.
When someone gets disavowed, we all know that to be associated with them will lead to shame and reproach. That person and what they represent, it has been made clear, is out of bounds. theweek
8. Golan Heights
The Paris Peace Draft: “underscored the Arab Peace Initiative as a vision for a comprehensive resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict”
The Arab Peace Initiative on the Golan Heights in 2002 at the Beirut Summit and re-endorsed at the 2007 Arab League summit:
Complete withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories, including the Syrian Golan Heights, to the 4 June 1967 line and the territories still occupied in southern Lebanon; BBC
Jan. 15th Draft Summary Full Text:
I) Following the Ministerial meeting held in Paris on 3 June 2016, the Participants met in Paris on 15 January 2017 to reaffirm their support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They reaffirmed that a negotiated solution with two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security, is the only way to achieve enduring peace.
They emphasized the importance for the parties to restate their commitment to this solution, to take urgent steps in order to reverse the current negative trends on the ground and to start meaningful direct negotiations.