Dozens of Countries Urge Israel and Palestinians to Commit to Two-State Solution

Source: Time

More than 70 countries have called on Israel and the Palestinians to restate their commitment to a peace settlement and to refrain from unilateral actions.

The closing statement at a Mideast peace conference in Paris on Sunday was meant to send a powerful message to Israel and the incoming Trump administration to keep hopes alive for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

Trump’s campaign platform made no mention of Palestinian independence — the solution favored by the international community.

The statement urged both sides to “officially restate their commitment to the two-state solution” and disassociate from voices that reject this. It also called for them not to take one-side actions that could prejudge talks.

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  1. The solution is of course simple: The US (and others) should make any aid to Israel conditional on their observing all UN resolutions. In other words: the fault is with US that nothing happens …Why should Israel comply if they get all the cash and weapons anyway?

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