VOTE ALERT: Do not support a Palestinian State in pre-1967 borders

Dear Friends of Judea nad Samaria in the European Parliament,

Today I recommend to vote against the Join Motion for a Resolution on achieving the two-state solution in the Middle East

A resolution is proposed for votes at 12 o clock:

A Joint Motion on achieving the two-state solution in the Middle East

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+MOTION+P8-RC-2017-0345+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN

 

It says in par 1:

The European Parliament „Reiterates its strong support for the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, with the secure State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security, on the basis of the right of self-determination and full respect for international law;“

I believe that it is not up to the EU to decide what borders the two states should have.

It is up to Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate and to find a solution that would suits both communities.

Creating a Palestinian state in 1967 borders would make hundreds of thousands Jews a minority in a Palestinian state.

For this reason I recommend to vote against this motion.

Please vote also against the par 7 (RCV) which welcomes this par 8 of the Council conclustions of 18 Jan 2016:

„The EU and its Member States are committed to ensure continued, full and effective implementation of existing EU legislation and bilateral arrangements applicable to settlements products. The EU expresses its commitment to ensure that – in line with international law – all agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. This does not constitute a boycott of Israel which the EU strongly opposes.“

(http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/01/18-fac-conclusions-mepp/)

On the contrary we believe that free trade agreement should extend to Judea and Samaria.

Regards,

Petr Mach
MEP, Friends of Judea and Samaria Group in the European Parliament