Vote Alert – December 2016

Vote Alert – Friends of Judea and Samaria

Important information on tomorrow´s vote on Isreal

Dear member,

In this email I inform you about a forthcoming vote relating to Judea/Samaria issue.

On Wednesday 14/12 at noon there is a vote on the report “Implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy” (Elmar Brok)

It includes this paragraph 48:

  1. Highlights the need to achieve a two-state solution to the conflict in the Middle East – based on the parameters set out in the Council Conclusions of July 2014 – that guarantees a secure state of Israel and a viable Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders and resolves all permanent status issues in order to end the conflict; calls on the EU to assume its responsibility and to become a genuine actor and facilitator in the diplomatic process; calls on the EU institutions and Member States to take urgent steps to protect the viability of the two-state solution and to create a positive dynamic towards genuine peace negotiations; calls on the Israeli authorities to immediately halt and reverse their settlement policy; stresses that respect for international human rights and humanitarian law by all parties and in all circumstances remains an essential precondition for achieving a just and lasting peace; stresses the importance of ensuring the coherence of EU policy as regards situations involving the occupation or annexation of territory;

Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&reference=A8-2016-0360&language=EN

Recommendation

According to my opinion as it calls on the creation of a Palestinian state “on the basis of the 1967 borders” this paragraph ignores the reality and arrangement achieved in Judea and Samaria by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. It also calls on „the two-state solution“ while according to my opinion it should be left to Israelis and Palestinians to find a proper solution of their conflict.

Therefore I will vote against this paragraph and I will vote against the whole report if the paragraph passes.

Regards,

Petr Mach

MACH Petr - 8th Parliamentary term
MACH Petr – 8th Parliamentary term

Group of Friends of Judea and Samaria