Ten Steps to Peace
We the undersigned recognise the problems facing the Jewish and Palestinian people. We wish to see peace in the area and believe that a two-state solution, while perhaps not the most desired choice, is the most viable alternative and has the best chance of creating a lasting peace in the region.
To this end we support the 'Ten Steps to Peace', a list of ten statements that we believe should be agreed upon by all interested parties and should form the platform for peace negotiations. The 'Ten Steps' are balanced and unbiased, it is our hope to see two equal sovereign nations that work together with mutual trust, respect and tolerance of each other. We do not think peace will be achieved overnight, or that it will be easy, but we do believe that these steps - if taken seriously and put into practice in good faith - will create the conditions needed for both nations to move towards a lasting and secure peaceful settlement.
The Ten Steps to Peace
1) Israel has a right to exist as a sovereign nation.
2) Palestine has a right to exist as a sovereign nation.
3) Settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem must cease immediately.
4) Humanitarian aid, including materials for the rebuilding of Gazan infrastructure, must be
allowed to flow freely into Gaza.
5) Hamas must cease any and all violent actions against the state of Israel.
6) East Jerusalem will be considered the capital of the Palestinian state.
7) All Jewish settlements within Palestinian territory shall receive a special protected status,
though they will be subject to the future Palestinian Government.
8) All natural resources within Palestinian territory are the property of the Palestinian people.
9) Both countries will work towards the peaceful application of all the above statements.
10) All other interested parties shall respect this process and agree to everything outlined above.