AIPAC Statement on the Paris Communique
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June 3, 2016
AIPAC Statement on the
Paris Communiqué

We appreciate the intentions of the foreign ministers meeting held in Paris today to seek a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The best way to further the peace process with the goal of a two-state solution—which we support—would be for the international community to do everything in its power to persuade the Palestinians to return to direct, bilateral negotiations without preconditions with Israel.

We regret that the communiqué failed to cite both Palestinian leadership incitement to violence and its refusal to negotiate directly with the Israelis. In order for this effort to truly further the prospects for peace, the foreign ministers should not take steps to internationalize the process and reinforce Palestinian obstinacy, but instead they should urge the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table.