The Peace Process

Time and again, the Jewish state has demonstrated its willingness to make tough sacrifices for peace. In 1979, Israel withdrew its forces and uprooted Jewish settlers in the Sinai Peninsula to achieve peace with Egypt. Israel has also left its positions in the Gaza Strip, parts of the West Bank and South Lebanon to reach peace with its neighbors.

Talking Points

  1. Two states for two people.
    AIPAC strongly supports a two-state solution and works tirelessly to bring peace to the region. A two-state solution – a Jewish state of Israel living in peace with a demilitarized Palestinian state – with an end to all claims is the clear path to resolving this generations-old conflict.

  2. Only direct talks will lead to peace.
    As was the case in the previous Arab-Israeli peace deals, only direct talks between the parties can lead to a real and lasting peace.The Palestinians must not attempt to achieve their goals by attempting to use international organizations such as the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to impose their will on Israel.

  3. Arab states must take a more constructive role.
    The United States should continue to press the Arab states to normalize relations with Israel and take concrete steps to support the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.